HOUSTON – A physical fight in a YMCA parking lot led to a son running his father over with a car, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Deputies said they responded around 10:40 a.m. to the YMCA off Tomball Parkway, where the father, Cedrick Amos, 42, had been run over. He was conscious, but in serious condition while being transported to an area hospital, Gonzalez said.
The car was located, but 24-year-old Devon Amos was not found.
Gonzalez said a witness saw a fight break out between the son and father where a knife or a gun were possibly involved.
The witness reported seeing Devon Amos get into the vehicle and strike his father with the vehicle, Gonzalez said. When Cedrick Amos collapsed to the ground, Devon Amos circled the parking lot at a high rate of speed and struck his father a second time, Gonzalez said.
"Obviously (this) is a very tragic situation. We hope the adult father is able to recover at the hospital. He was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. So at this point and time, it's still under investigation and we’re hoping to locate the son and find out exactly what happened," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said Cedrick Amos is in stable condition and will survive his injuries. The investigation is ongoing and Devon Amos has been charged with aggravated assault.
The YMCA released the following statement:
“On Saturday, April 27, there was a family disturbance in the parking lot of the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA location. Staff followed all emergency protocols and the police were immediately notified. Officers arrived on scene and took control of the situation. At no time were members or guests inside the building in danger.”