Father found beaten to death in east Houston, HPD says; Son has been detained

HOUSTON – Houston police are responding to the scene where a man was reported dead Friday afternoon.

According to officials from the Houston Police Department, the man’s body was found in the 1300 block of Edmundson Street just before 3 p.m.

HPD Lt. Crowson said the situation involved a father and son.

“Officers started working the scene and looked at some surveillance video,” Crowson said. “It appears that the deceased male’s son came out and assaulted him and then went back inside the house.”

The father, police said, died at the scene. The victim’s body appeared to have blunt force trauma.

His son has since been detained, according to Crowson.

Crowson added that HPD has responded to several calls from that home.

HPD’s Homicide Division and South Central units responded to the scene.

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