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Houston police sergeant shot and suspect in custody

A Houston police officer 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 around 6 p.m. At the briefing, Police Chief Art Acevedo said police received a call from a female victim who reported that her boyfriend was assaulting her and armed with two firearms. Police responding to the address didn t find the pair, but Brewster spotted them three streets away. He was shot at and struck multiple times immediately after exiting his patrol vehicle, Acevedo said. Calling Brewster a hero, the police chief said the wounded sergeant relayed a description of the shooter. Brewster died about a half-hour after the shooting, which Acevedo said was captured on body cameras. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Arturo Solis. He fled on foot, and responding officers saw him jumping fences. Solis was later ...

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