POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 10000 Wallisville Road

October 6, 2020 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 10000 Wallisville Road about 12:40 a.m. on Monday (October 5).  

The suspect, Diamante Isaiah Brena (H/m, 18), is charged with murder in the 208th State District Court and burglary of a building in the 337th State District Court.  A booking photo of Brena is attached to this news release.  

The identity of the male victim, 35, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer R. Romo reported:  

Brena and his male passenger were in a stolen white Chevrolet Express van at a business in the 5200 block of Oates Drive and attempted to steal a generator from the location.  HPD patrol officers responded to the scene and the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.  

HPD officers initiated a vehicle pursuit and Brena attempted to evade police and drove westbound near the above address.  Brena then failed to stay in a single lane, left the roadway and crashed into a fence.  He was taken into custody without further incident.  The passenger was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Brena was subsequently charged for his role in the incident. 

Diamante Isaiah Brena
VHS/JFC 10-6-20
Inc. #131788320-P

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