HOUSTON – The attorney of a man accused in the shooting of a Houston police sergeant sent a formal request to turn the investigation into the shooting over to the Texas Rangers.
The request was sent to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Monday by attorney Paul Looney, who is representing Robert Soliz.
Soliz is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Houston Police Department Sgt. Sean Rios. Soliz is being held in jail on a $700,000 bond.
A second man, described by police as “a person of extreme interest,” is being sought in connection with the case.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
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