POLICE Department

Investigation into Man's Death at 61 Riesner Street

July 24, 2015 - Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the apparent suicide of a male at 61 Riesner Street about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (July 23).

The male, Hung Do, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene after apparently using his own clothing to hang himself.  Do was in jail, charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 232nd State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers J. Villareal and L. Bailey reported:

Do was a prisoner inside the HPD Central Jail at the above address.  About 1:30 p.m., he was found dead inside his 5th floor cell by fellow prisoners, who then contacted an HPD jailer.  Jailers contacted HFD EMS personnel and began performing CPR until the EMS crews arrived and pronounced Do deceased.

As is customary when a death occurs in the presence of HPD personnel, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

KJS/JFC  7-24-15
Inc. #095179515

VHS/JFC 7-24-15
Inc. #093663415

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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