A man who was acting erratically died from a puncture wound to the neck early this morning, Houston police say.
Joseph Orin Perry, 50, was acting strangely in the front yard of a house in the 4100 block of Dorchester on the north side of town, HPD says.
The incident, which involved his brother, occurred about 1:30 a.m. today.
Mr. Perry's brother was outside when he was approached by Perry, who began to talk irrationally. Joseph Perry then became irate and grabbed his brother around his neck.
Perry continued to behave erratically and suddenly retreated to a grassy area where he collapsed. Perry got back up and collapsed a second time. As Perry stood up, his brother saw he was bleeding from around the neck area.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
A witness noticed the bleeding and called 911; paramedics took Perry to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, where he died.
The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed as yet.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.