The Richland Hills Police Department responded to a stabbing involving a juvenile victim. The suspect was located near the scene and taken into police custody. The juvenile was pronounced deceased at the scene.
On Sunday, January 1, 2023, at about 7:50 am, the Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported stabbing at a residence in the 3500 block of Labadie Drive in, Richland Hills, TX. Neighboring police and fire agencies also responded to assist.
Upon arrival, police located a deceased 8-year-old male victim. The suspect, 62-year-old Phillip Hughes, who has been identified as the grandfather to the victim, was located near the residence by officers and taken into police custody without incident. The suspect was transported to the Joint Detention Center at North Richland Hills Police Department where he is being held for Capital Murder and awaiting arraignment.
This is still an ongoing active investigation, however, based on the initial investigation it is believed that no other suspects are involved. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Richland Hills Police Department Detectives at 817-616-3788 or CID@richlandhills.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can go to 469tips.com or call 817-469-TIPS.
The Richland Hills Police Department would like to express its condolences to those affected by this senseless tragedy and ask for continued prayers for everyone involved.