A man arrested on assault accusations died in Houston police custody.

According to investigators, officers were called out to a home on Willow Street and Ferguson Way around 8 a.m. Sunday.

When HPD officers arrived, family members were restraining 53-year-old Winfred Terrill Parker, on the ground, police said.

Parker was placed in a patrol car and taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died.

Police said family members later told investigators Parker had a history of narcotics use.