A Houston, Texas, police officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Saturday afternoon.
Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The shooting happened after a woman called 911 to say her boyfriend, who was armed with two guns, was assaulting her, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. Brewster responded to the home, but the couple was no longer there. He found them in an alley nearby and while getting out of his vehicle a man began shooting at him.
After being shot multiple times and mortally wounded, Brewster managed to radio the suspect’s location and description, leading to his arrest by responding officers.
Brewster was pronounced dead at about 6:30 p.m. local time, less than an hour after responding to the scene. The alleged shooter was identified as Arturo Solis, 25, and has a lengthy criminal history, police said.
Brewster was with the Houston police department since 2010 and was promoted to sergeant just nine months ago. He is survived by his wife, parents and a brother.