Sergeant Harold Preston, a 41-year veteran of the Houston police drive, died from wounds suffered in the course of the capturing.
Houston authorities confirmed on Tuesday that one police officer was killed and one other wounded whereas on obligation throughout an officer-involved capturing.
The capturing passed off throughout what appears to have been a home disturbance involving the “estranged” accomplice of the suspect, Houston Police Chief Artwork Acevedo stated throughout a press convention.
Acevedo described a scene whereby the estranged accomplice and son of the suspect went to the house to gather belongings.
As soon as the suspect’s son approached the house, he observed his father was armed and warned police, who had been already on the scene, offering a service name.
The suspect started firing at police, fatally wounding Sergeant Harold Lloyd Preston, a 41-year veteran of the police drive in his 60s, and Officer Courtney Waller.
The officers had been taken to the hospital for additional therapy, together with the teenage son who was shot within the arm.
Acevedo stated the suspect was “taken into custody with out additional incident” after police responded to a name for assist issued at 9:25am (14:25 GMT).
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was additionally on the press convention, thanked Preston: “We need to have fun his life, his service and dedication to this metropolis. Some 41 years that he’s been a police officer with town of Houston.”
Sergeant Harold Lloyd Preston
Houston Police Division
Sworn Date: August twenty fifth, 1979
Finish of Watch: October twentieth, 2020
HPD Academy Class: 86
Years of Service: 41
Relaxation in Peace, brother. You’ll at all times be remembered and your sacrifice won’t ever be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/kYNMmBioIN
— Houston Police Officers’ Union (@HPOUTX) October 20, 2020
Acevedo stated on the press convention that Preston was in a position to see his mom earlier than he died.
“I’m not calling him a hero due to the best way he died immediately, however he’s a hero. As a result of nearly as good as he was as a cop, he was a greater human being”, Acevedo concluded.