POLICE Department

Investigation into Man's Death at 7012 Semmes Street

June 3, 2024 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man at 7012 Semmes Street about 10:50 p.m. on Saturday (June 1).

The identity of the man, 39, and his cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives D. Hammons and M. Child reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a criminal mischief call at a residence at the above address that escalated due to the suspect becoming violent toward family members. A family member stated the suspect was acting out in an aggressive manner and was in crisis.

Officers arrived at the location and found the suspect in the street. He was taken into custody by numerous officers. Houston Fire Department paramedics were called to assist in transporting the man to an area hospital for an emergency detention order. The man became unresponsive and was later pronounced deceased at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

As is customary in in-custody death incidents when a person dies in the presence of HPD officers, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

VHS/JFC 6-3-24
Inc. 079057024

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