Boy injured in latest HPD chase dies

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KPRC-2 reports that a 12-year-old boy has died following HPD’s most recent pursuit:

A 12-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered when the car he was riding in was struck by a sport utility vehicle being chased by police in southwest Houston, KPRC Local 2 reported on Monday.

Houston police were chasing a black Toyota 4-Runner reported stolen when it collided with a car that Kyndall Batiste was riding in on Beechnut Street at Whitecap Lane at about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Batiste was thrown from the car and landed on the pavement. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition shortly after the crash, but died Sunday night.

Natasha Batiste, Kyndall’s 36-year-old mother who was also injured in the crash, remains listed in serious condition.

Police said the driver of the SUV, 18-year-old Dominique Bromon, was charged with felony evading arrest and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The aggravated assault charge could be upgraded to murder.

As Laurence Simon says, the charge should be upgraded to murder.

In related news, KHOU-11 reports that the Houston Police Officer’s Union filed a lawsuit against HPD and Chief Harold Hurtt in support of Officer Tom Nixon, who was removed from patrol duty after criticizing HPD’s chase policy.

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