DENTON, TX, Nov. 8, 2021 – The Denton Police Department has arrested a Krum man for Murder after an investigation into a fatal, alcohol-related crash revealed he had multiple Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) convictions.
Investigators determined Damon Brown, 52, was driving while intoxicated and at a high rate of speed when he ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle at Jim Christal Road and N. Western Boulevard around 2:17 a.m. on Oct. 22. The driver of the other vehicle, 34-year-old Aman Qureshi, was pronounced deceased on scene.
Until Monday afternoon, Brown was hospitalized for critical injuries sustained in the crash. Upon his release from the hospital, Brown was arrested for Murder and transported to the Denton County Jail.
A review of Brown’s criminal history showed he had been convicted of DWI three separate times, making his most recent DWI offense a felony under statute enhancements. Under Texas Penal Code 19.02, the offense of Murder is committed if a person “commits or attempts to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempt, or in immediate flight from the commission or attempt, he commits or attempts to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.”
The Denton Police Department has made nearly 800 DWI arrests so far in 2021, exceeding the department’s previous record of 711 cases in 2019. Officers will continue to proactively look for and arrest intoxicated drivers in an effort to prevent future tragedies like this.