March 31, 2014 - Houston police are investigating the death of an assault suspect following an incident at 9315 Willow Street about 8:05 a.m. on Sunday (March 30).
The suspect, Winfred Terrill Parker (b/m, 53), was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Cisneros and Officer V. McLean reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to an assault call at a residence at the above address. Officers arrived and found a male suspect acting combative and restrained on the ground by his family members. The suspect was taken into custody, with assistance from the suspect's brother, without incident. The suspect was then placed in a patrol vehicle and transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained while his brother attempted to subdue him.
Upon arriving at the hospital, the suspect was escorted out of the patrol vehicle, at which time his condition worsened. He later died at the hospital. Family members later told investigators the suspect had a history of narcotics use.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.