Father killed after fight with son in southeast Houston, police say

HOUSTON – A family fight between a father and son ended with the father dead in southeast Houston on Sunday night, police said.

Detectives said the pair were arguing in the front yard located in the 5300 block of Keystone around 11:10 p.m. Police said things escalated to violence and the father, who was identified as 52-year-old John Pennington, died, but authorities aren’t sure how.

“There is one injury that we could view to the neck, don’t know what it is. We have to wait for the medical examiner to tell us what type of injury it is,” Detective K. McDonald said.

Police said the victim’s mother saw her son dying in the driveway and tried giving him CPR, but he still died.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Right now, there are more questions than answers for detectives. They said the dead father doesn't live at the scene and they aren't sure what he was doing there.

Authorities said they have been in contact with the son, who is in his 30s, but no one has been arrested.

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