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    HPD officer shot and killed in a disturbance call response. Suspect in custody.
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    A Houston police sergeant died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol during a domestic disturbance near Magnolia Park in east Houston.

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    “When he exited his patrol vehicle, he immediately came under fire,” (Chief) Acevedo said.

    He said 25-year-old Arturo Solis allegedly fired multiple rounds at Brewster, striking him several times before fleeing.

    The nine-year veteran of the department fell to the ground but continued to relay information to other officers about the description of the suspected shooter and the direction in which he ran — an action Acevedo praised.

    “I know where his wounds are; they were bad,” Acevedo said. “He had the presence of mind and the courage to broadcast suspect information that was critical.”
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    Chief Acevedo begs lawmakers to reconsider gun laws

    Houston Police Department commanders and officers arrived Monday morning to escort the body of their fallen colleague Sgt. Chris Brewster to the funeral home.

    Brewster was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Houston's east side Saturday evening. He served HPD for nine years, including patrol divisions and the gang and major offenders divisions, according to HPD.

    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke at the procession, urging lawmakers to act upon the Violence Against Women Act.

    "Choose sides. It is right and wrong and it is not that complicated," Acevedo demanded.

    He argues that shootings like that of Sgt. Brewster can be avoided if lawmakers make it so those convicted and allowed civil redress in domestic violence cases prosecutors chose to leave un-prosecuted are legally unable to obtain a gun.
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    Brewster was shot and killed, allegedly by Arturo Solis, who has a lengthy criminal history including a charge of assault causing bodily injury.
    I have no idea what the gun laws are in Houston or Texas in general. However, I assume the chief must not have ever run across a convicted felon who was able to obtain a firearm

    https://abc13.com/acevedo-begs-lawma...oting/5741772/
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    Arturo Solis charged with capital murder in shooting death of Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster


    Solis (Sr.) said his son had shown signs of schizophrenia and depression in his teens and had not been taking prescribed medication
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    Court records show Solis has a lengthy criminal record, including misdemeanor assault of a family member. That incident began after an ex-girlfriend returned home from work around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015, and went to bed. Prosecutors alleged Solis tried to wake her up to make him breakfast, but she “did not wake up on time,” at which point Solis punched her, slapped her and scratched her neck. Solis told an investigating officer he “only used his foot” to wake the woman, then ate breakfast and left for work.

    Solis ultimately pleaded guilty and received a 70-day jail sentence.
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    Six months later, in March 2016, he was accused of evading arrest from a Houston police officer. According to court records, Solis caused a scene at a Texas Department of Human Services office on Telephone Road. Solis got upset with “procedure” at the office, walked outside and slammed the front door against a brick wall, knocking the glass ajar. An officer attempted to detain Solis, who fled. He was arrested later at his house on Myrtle Street, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
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    In early January 2017, officers arrested him for breaking into a car outside a Hobby Lobby in Webster. Kendyl Count, 34, was walking out of the store with her husband to find Solis rummaging through the center console of their black Ford F-250.

    The couple ran up to Solis, wrested a screwdriver out of his hand and tackled him to the ground before Webster police arrived and arrested him. Solis didn’t steal anything from their truck, but they had to pay to replace a door, which was damaged during the break-in.


    Solis told police that he broke into the car because he was “hurting for money” and hadn’t eaten in days. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five months in jail.
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    Much of what Acevedo says, I like. But in these instances he is very much in line with the gun grabbers. His words are always “Pass new gun laws now!” with no regard that if existing laws were enforced none of this would have happened. He is chief of one of the most ‘progressive’ cities in the USA so maybe that’s his excuse.

    Texas is a CCW state and the law enforcement outside of Dallas, Houston and Austin do, in general, support the 2A and enforce laws preventing felons and the like carrying or even in possession of firearms. We now have several counties proclaiming themselves as gun sanctuary locations. Don’t ever expect Harris or Tarrant county to join that group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Much of what Acevedo says, I like. But in these instances he is very much in line with the gun grabbers. His words are always “Pass new gun laws now!” with no regard that if existing laws were enforced none of this would have happened. He is chief of one of the most ‘progressive’ cities in the USA so maybe that’s his excuse.

    Texas is a CCW state and the law enforcement outside of Dallas, Houston and Austin do, in general, support the 2A and enforce laws preventing felons and the like carrying or even in possession of firearms. We now have several counties proclaiming themselves as gun sanctuary locations. Don’t ever expect Harris or Tarrant linty to join that group.
    I liked Acevedo as our police chief, but the gun grabbing streak in him is undeniable. He hates to see one of his police officers shot, as we all do, but that shouldn’t infringe on my right to defend myself against thugs.
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