UPDATE: Search Continues for Suspect Who Killed Houston Police Sergeant Sean Rios
Houston, TX – The Houston police officer who was shot and killed on Monday afternoon has been identified as Sgt. Sean Rios.
Sgt. Rios was responding to a call of shots fired shortly after 1:30 pm on Monday when he engaged the suspect. Gunfire was exchanged and Rios was shot.
Rios attempted to go to a nearby motel for help and succumbed to his injuries at the motel.
Sgt. Rios was a 25 year veteran with the force and leaves behind four children.
One of the vehicles at the scene has been identified and law enforcement is searching for a second vehicle. The suspect is reportedly heavily tattooed and in his early to mid thirties. Houston Police are continuing to search for the suspect.
“We’re going to capture you. So, do yourself a favor and turn yourself in because we are going to catch you. We have leads and we’re going to catch you. And the best thing you can do if you know this person is have them turn themselves in or call the police, so we have no more bloodshed.”
“If you are rendering assistance to this individual or individuals you are committing a crime. And so, have them turn themselves in, turn yourself in because we are going to solve this case,”
– Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Sgt. Sean Rios. This is the second Houston Police Sergeant murdered in the last three weeks.