Prosecutors: Suspect confessed to killing Houston police sergeant after domestic violence call

HOUSTON – The suspect in Saturday’s slaying of a Houston police officer confessed to the fatal shooting while being interviewed by detectives, according to prosecutors.

Arturo Solis, 25, has been charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, in the 7400 block of Avenue L about 6 p.m.

During a hearing for Solis on Sunday morning, prosecutors laid out their case against him. Solis, who did not appear in the courtroom, was denied bail.

Domestic violence call preceded shooting

Prosecutors said Brewster was responding to reports of a domestic violence incident at a home on Avenue I. The caller told police that she was being attacked by her boyfriend who was armed with two handguns.

Brewster located Solis, the suspect in the domestic violence incident, walking with the victim on Avenue L, according to prosecutors. Brewster got out of his patrol car and the victim shouted, “That’s who you are looking for,” according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Brewster called out to Solis, who then shot Brewster several times. Brewster did not have his weapon drawn at the time of the shooting, prosecutors said.


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