Sergeant Harold Preston was reportedly killed on Tuesday (October 20) within the line of responsibility, and now, town of Houston the place he labored is mourning his dying.
The 65-year-old was responding to a home name at a Houston residence advanced Tuesday morning. Based on KHOU-TV, the 41-year veteran was subsequently struck by a number of bullets after a suspect fired at him. He suffered a number of head wounds and was additionally shot within the backbone.
A second officer, Courtney Waller, was additionally shot through the name however is anticipated to make a full restoration. 51-year-old Elmer Manzano has been recognized because the suspect. Houston Police Chief Artwork Acevedo advised KHOU-TV that Manzano has a “lengthy legal historical past,” however didn’t title his prior offenses.
Manzano was additionally shot through the incident, he’s anticipated to outlive his accidents as properly.
Throughout a press convention, Acevedo described Preston as a frontrunner of the division. “Nearly as good as he was as a cop, he was a greater human being,” he stated. “That’s simply the man that he was, and we’re going to miss him.”
Officers reportedly responded to a name from Manzano’s estranged spouse, who known as police as a result of she was making an attempt to maneuver out of her residence however was unable to get inside to assemble her belongings. Whereas the officers spoke with the lady within the car parking zone, her teenage son allegedly unlocked the door and located his father holding a gun.
Manzano is being held with out bond. It’s unclear what fees he presently faces.