A girl reported to police that her boyfriend was assaulting her and armed with two firearms. When Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, discovered the couple three streets away from the home police had responded to, the suspect shot him as he bought out of his automobile, police mentioned.
“Although he was mortally wounded, he had the presence of mind to draw his pistol out of his holster to protect himself in case the suspect came up and he also had the presence of mind and courage to put out and broadcast suspect information that was critical for the responding units,” Houston police Chief Artwork Acevedo mentioned.
Acevedo mentioned the capturing was captured on Brewster’s physique digicam. “What individuals will see is a coward who took the lifetime of a hero.”
Brewster died about 30 minutes after the capturing, Acevedo mentioned.
The 25-year-old suspect, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, was arrested close to a faculty after he fled the scene.
Acevedo later tweeted that “a second firearm and different proof” had been collected on the crime scene, and confirmed that Brewster had been carrying a protecting vest on the time.
“Tonight & Every Night we Back The Blue in Houston & across Texas,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted after the capturing. He additionally known as Brewster’s household to supply his condolences.
U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, known as the officer’s dying “heartbreaking.”
“We’re the Houston Police Department,” Acevado mentioned, mentioning Sgt. Steve Perez who drowned whereas serving throughout Hurricane Harvey in 2017. “We pause, we pray and we drive forward.”
Brewster graduated from the police academy in 2010 and is survived by his spouse, mother and father and sisters.
He was promoted to sergeant in February.
The Related Press contributed to this report.