Suspect in custody after deadly stabbing at Waller County business

WALLER COUNTY, Texas – A manhunt for a suspect in a workplace killing ended peacefully Thursday in west Houston. 

Officers from five police agencies, led by Waller County deputies and Texas Rangers, cornered 34-year-old Evan Lyndell Parker Thursday afternoon at his apartment in west Houston. 

When police first made entry to the apartment in the 18100 block of South Parkway, they say he was sitting on a couch pointing a pistol at them.

The officers backed off, then convinced Parker to surrender about 20 minutes later. The pistol turned out to be a BB gun.

“There was negotiation for approximately 20 minutes. He surrendered peacefully, and there were no injuries to himself or any law enforcement personnel,” said Chief Deputy Craig Davis, of the Waller County Sheriffs Office. 

The manhunt began around 7:30 Wednesday night after Parker allegedly stabbed and killed 64-year-old Harry Parnell, his supervisor at Orizon Industries in Brookshire, a metal fabricating plant. 

Witnesses said Parker walked through the building asking for Parnell. When Parker found him in his office, he allegedly stabbed Parnell to death.

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