Sergeant Christopher Brewster was shot and killed while responding to a domestic assault at about 6:00 pm.
A woman had called 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and that he was armed with two firearms. When officers arrived at the scene both subjects had already left. Sergeant Brewster was checking the area when he saw the couple walking in the 7400 block of Avenue L.
Sergeant Brewster attempted to contact them but was fired upon as he exited his patrol car. Despite being struck in the chest above his vest, he was able to give dispatchers and other officers a description of his wounds and a direction of travel.
The man was arrested moments later by other officers.
Sergeant Brewster was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Sergeant Brewster had served with the Houston Police Department for nine years.