Crime in Houston: Persecution suspect Damian West scheduled to appear in court Monday; The bond was priced at $400,000 in a fatal crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Officials released the name of the person who was killed during a police chase that took place after an illegal street takeover over the weekend.

Houston police say Hoang Tran died when 21-year-old Damian West ran a red light and rammed his car Friday night. The passenger in Trans Auto was seriously injured.

West is expected to appear in court on Monday. He is charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Officials say the charge of aggravated assault could be upgraded to murder if the woman, in critical condition, does not survive her injuries.

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As of Sunday morning, West’s bail was set at $400,000 in a likely court case.

According to police, street takeovers usually begin in a parking lot before spilling over onto the street.

This time it started in a parking lot on Kempwood Drive in northwest Houston.

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An undercover officer was at the event and called backup, according to HPD.

West is accused of skidding, erratic driving, and running a red light, which resulted in him ramming five different cars at the corner of Hempstead Highway and West Little York Road, killing Tran.

“Some of the stunts they’re going to do are donuts, they’re going to spin on their tires, and they’re going to create these giant pits full of people,” said Lynn Nguyen of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “A lot of crimes happen at one of these events, of course alongside the deadly behavior. There are drugs, all sorts of crimes that happen.”

According to court documents, West had $100 bail as of February 2021 for unlawfully carrying a gun load. He was also out on bail for stealing a Fort Bend County ATM load and a drug possession charge in Wharton County.

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