HPD investigating an in-custody death of a suspect

The Houston Police Department is investigating the death of a suspect in police custody.

HPD arrested a suspect for an assault at a store in the 3500 block of  Lockwood. Officers were were transporting the person to jail, and when they arrived, the found the individual to be unresponsive.

He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where he later died.

As is customary in HPD in-custody death cases, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, along with a separate parallel investigation by the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

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