Earlier today, we reported on the shooting of two Houston Police Officers. The incident happened at 0930 hours at the Richmond Manor apartments in the 2600 block of Holly Hall and El Mundo, near Highway 288.
SWAT was called to the scene and the suspect was taken into custody a few hours later and was transported to the hospital.
Sergeant Harold Preston was killed.
He was a 41-year veteran of the agency and was preparing to retire this year.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 20, 2020
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked that the city of Houston lift up his family in prayer, including his young daughter.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Sgt. Preston suffered multiple head wounds during the shooting.
Details of the shooting including why officers were on the scene have not yet been released.
Bk Klev wrote online that “We spent so many hours together in that patrol car as you trained me not only as an officer, but years later when I promoted to Sgt. You were amazing Harold. A true hero. I’ll miss you brother.”
UPDATE: Read “What happened to this black life?” for more details.