//Houston police officer fatally shot whereas responding to home dispute; suspect in custody

Houston police officer fatally shot whereas responding to home dispute; suspect in custody

A Houston police officer was killed within the line of responsibility Saturday night time, shot a number of instances whereas responding to a home violence name, authorities confirmed.

A lady 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 received out of his automotive, police mentioned.

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​​​​​​​Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster, seen in an undated photo, was shot and killed Saturday evening, Dec. 7, 2019, by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities say. (Houston Police Department via AP)

​​​​​​​Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster, seen in an undated picture, was shot and killed Saturday night, Dec. 7, 2019, by a person who had been reported for assault, authorities say. (Houston Police Division by way of AP)

“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 taking pictures 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 taking pictures, 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 taking pictures. He additionally referred to as Brewster’s household to supply his condolences.

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, referred to as the officer’s dying “heartbreaking.”

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“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, dad and mom and sisters.

He was promoted to sergeant in February.

The Related Press contributed to this report.