A Nassau Bay, Texas, police sergeant was killed Tuesday night when a suspect she was trying to arrest hit her with his vehicle.
Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, 43, was one of several officers at a traffic stop at an apartment complex, police said. When officers found that the suspect was wanted on a warrant for assaulting a family member, they attempted to arrest him.
The suspect began fighting with the officers, then broke free and got back into his vehicle, Nassau Bay police Chief Tim Cromie told reporters. The suspect then hit Sullivan as he was driving away, Cromie said.
Sullivan was taken by ambulance to HCA Clear Lake Hospital, where she died from her injuries. The suspect abandoned his vehicle near the scene and police are continuing to search for him. Sullivan was with the department for 16 years.