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Bond set at $500,000 for man accused of killing HPD Sgt. Sean Rios

HOUSTON – The man arrested Tuesday in connection with the slaying of a Houston police sergeant killed during a shootout along the North Freeway made his first appearance in Harris County Probable Cause Court.

Robert Soliz, 24, appeared before a judge around 4 p.m. Wednesday where his bond was set at $500,000. He is set to appear again Thursday morning.

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Soliz has been charged with murder in connection with the death of HPD Sgt. Sean Rios. He was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop along Interstate 10 Katy Freeway.

Booking photo of Robert Soliz, 24, now charged in connection with the fatal shooting of HPD Sergeant Sean Rios.
Booking photo of Robert Soliz, 24, now charged in connection with the fatal shooting of HPD Sergeant Sean Rios. (HPD)

Court Records show Soliz has been arrested numerous times, dating back to 2014. Soliz’s most recent arrest came in February when he was arrested carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle.

The rest of his charges over the last few years include evading arrest, possession of marijuana, unlawfully carrying a weapon and terroristic threat for threatening the woman he was dating with murder.

Another person is being sought in connection with the case.

Police released surveillance video and images Tuesday of a second “person of extreme interest” being sought in connection with the case. See the video and get more details on the case here.

Correction:An earlier version of this story reported an incorrect bond amount.


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