Houston Police Department
Investigation into Apparent Suicide at 12619 Verdant Brook
October 1, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the apparent suicide of a man at 12619 Verdant Brook about 2:40 a.m. today.
The male, Marcelo Maldonado, 51, of the above address, died at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Villareal and J. Horn reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a family disturbance with a wepaon call at the above address. When officers arrived, family members escorted one of the officers to the master bedroom. Officers knocked on the door and then heard a gunshot. Officers then forced entry into the bedroom and found Mr. Maldonado had suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Because an HPD officer was present at the time of a citizen's death, this incident is being investigated as an in-custody death. As is customary in such cases, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.