POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Infant's Death at 15101 Katy Freeway

August 4, 2022 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of an infant at 15101 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) service road about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday (August 2).

The suspect, Jamal Edward Robertson, 33, is charged with injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the 177th State District Court. A booking photo of Robertson is attached to this news release.

The cause of death of the one-month-old male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Dunn and Detective M. Hughey reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a call for assistance from Houston Fire Department emergency personnel at a motel at the above address. An unresponsive baby boy was transported by paramedics to Texas Children's Hospital West Campus where he was pronounced deceased,

Following a preliminary investigation and injuries found on the child, Robertson, the child's father, was detained and subsequently charged in the incident.

The investigation is continuing with additional charges possible.

suspect Jamal Edward Robertson
suspect Jamal Edward Robertson

VHS/JFC 8-4-22
Inc. #102478522

For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.