Christopher Brewster Biography, Wiki
Christopher Brewster is identified as a Houston police officer who was killed in the line of duty Saturday night, shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities confirmed.
“Although he was mortally wounded, he had the presence of mind to draw his pistol out of his holster to protect himself in case the suspect came up and he also had the presence of mind and courage to put out and broadcast suspect information that was critical for the responding units”, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo claimed.
This is Sergeant Christopher Brewster, 32. He graduated from the HPD Academy in November 2010. In nine years, he was assigned to patrol and Gang and Major Offenders Divisions. He promoted in February 2019 and was assigned to Eastside Patrol. EOW: 12-7-19. #hounews pic.twitter.com/ZUaE7EnEv6
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 8, 2019
He was 32 years old.
Christopher Brewster Personal Life
Brewster graduated from the police academy in 2010 and is survived by his wife, parents, and sisters. He was promoted to sergeant in February.
Christopher Brewster Death News
A woman reported to police that her boyfriend was assaulting her and armed with two firearms. When Sergeant Christopher Brewster found the couple three streets away from the house police had responded to, the suspect shot him as he got out of his car, police said. The police chief said the sergeant managed to relay a description of the killing suspect.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m.
Heartbreaking to hear about Sgt. Chris Brewster.
Chris risked his life every day protecting our community. He loved his job and was a true professional. Never forget him.https://t.co/3pulke7Rsv
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) December 8, 2019
Brewster died about 30 minutes after the shooting, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said.
The killing suspect, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, was arrested near a school after he fled the scene.
“We’re the Houston Police Department,” Acevado said, mentioning Sgt. Steve Perez who drowned while serving during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. “We pause, we pray and we drive forward.”
Christopher Brewster Killing Suspect in Custody
The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Arturo Solis. He fled on foot, and responding officers saw him jumping fences. Solis was armed with a semi-automatic pistol when he was captured at a school, the police chief said. Acevedo later said in a tweet that police recovered both firearms and other evidence discarded by the suspect. He was arrested near a school after he fled the scene.
It’s unknown whether Solis had a lawyer to comment on his behalf.
Acevedo later tweeted that “a second firearm and other evidence” had been collected at the crime scene, and confirmed that Brewster had been wearing a protective vest at the scene.
Police in Houston, Texas, are in mourning after one of their own was gunned down in the line of duty. Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was killed while responding to a domestic violence call Saturday night. https://t.co/dSiEdRL86J pic.twitter.com/BgrHrpvDg6
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 8, 2019
The woman who called the police is uninjured and cooperating with the investigation, Acevedo said.
- Christopher Brewster responded to a call about a domestic dispute around 5 pm
- He found the couple and approached them, leading the suspect boyfriend 25-year-old Arturo Solis to fire at him
- Brewster, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, died 30 minutes later
- While injured Brewster called for help and provided a description of the suspect
- Cops arrested Arturo and charged him with capital murder