KATY, Texas – Three people are now charged after a 17-year-old died from his injuries on Sunday in the wake of an after-school brawl involving Katy Independent School District students at a west Harris County park on Feb. 14, Harris County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.
The upgraded charges are in connection with the stabbing death of Marlon Robinson.
One juvenile is facing murder charges, while two others -- one adult and another juvenile -- are also charged. HCSO did not specify the charges, but soon may be upgraded.
Harris County Constable Precinct 5 deputies said the fight happened shortly after 3 p.m. at Malcolm E. Beckendorff Park in the 1800 block of Katyland Drive near Katy Hockey Cut Off Road.
According to Precinct 5, the fight -- between 11 to 18 students who attend Paetow High School -- broke out and two people were stabbed and four others were injured, including a juvenile. Deputies said bats and knives were found at the scene. It was reported that some broke car windows with the bats.
Two of the injured were taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
On Sunday, Robinson was pronounced dead at the hospital, Gonzalez said.
Another, a suspect in the stabbing, was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with a dislocated shoulder and non-life-threatening injuries. He is now in custody.
Deputies said the fight stemmed over two girls.
The identities of those charged will not be released at this time.
Officials with Katy ISD released a statement on Monday:
The District has been informed that one of the youth involved in the heinous and senseless act of violence that took place at Beckendorff Family Park on February 14 has tragically lost his life due to the incident. District personnel’s thoughts are with the family, individuals and community impacted. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the lead investigating agency on the case, has apprised that three individuals have been charged and one individual has been arrested for their involvement in the altercation that took place at the park.
Any details regarding this incident and the charges should be directed to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Update to recent incident at Beckendorff Park (Katy): victim Marlon Robinson (17), succumbed to this injuries and was pronounced deceased yesterday, at a hospital. A charge filed on a juvenile has been upgraded to Murder. #HouNews https://t.co/DNyqeTeRxW— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 21, 2022