HOUSTON (KTLA) -- A Houston police sergeant was shot and killed Saturday evening, authorities said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said police received a call from a female victim who reported that her boyfriend was assaulting her and was armed with two firearms. Police responding to the address didn’t find the pair, but Brewster spotted them three streets away on Houston’s east side.
He was shot at and struck multiple times immediately after exiting his patrol vehicle, Acevedo said. The police chief said the sergeant managed to relay a description of the shooter.
Brewster died about a half-hour after the shooting, which Acevedo said was captured on body cameras. Acevedo initially said Brewster wasn’t wearing his vest, but later confirmed that the officer was.
The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Arturo Solis. He fled on foot, and responding officers saw him jumping fences. Solis was armed with a semi-automatic pistol when he was captured at a school, the police chief said. Acevedo later said in a tweet that police recovered both firearms and other evidence discarded by the suspect.
The woman who called police is uninjured and cooperating with the investigation, Acevedo said.