Who is Robert Soliz? Where is he from?
Robert Soliz is identified by police as the suspect who is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Houston police sergeant Sean Rios who left behind four children, officials said Tuesday.
Soliz, who is from Houston, Texas, Tuesday during a traffic stop on the Katy Freeway around 3:15 pm, just 24 hours after the shooting death of Sergeant Sean Rios.
How old is Robert Soliz?
Robert Soliz is 24 years old.
Robert Soliz is in custody after shooting death of Sgt Rios
According to Chief Art Acevedo, Sean Rios was on his way to the airport for the start of his shift when the gunfight took place. He was shot multiple times by Soliz, later running to the nearby Taj Inn & Suites where he looked for help. He collapsed and was announced dead at the moment.
Just 24 hours after the shooting death of Rios, Soliz was detained without incident on Interstate 10 in West Houston, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo posted on Twitter.
He was arrested during a traffic stop on the Katy Freeway around 3:15 pm.
What we know so far about Robert Soliz
Soliz is now no stranger to police but no other information on the arrest was immediately released However, Acevedo promised more details later in the day.
Robert Soliz’s criminal record
According to court records cited by Eyewitness News, Soliz was out on bond for unlawfully carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle on Feb. 15 when he was arrested. He was given a $100 bail for that charge.
Records show Soliz was arrested several times, with charges that range from having marijuana on him to evading arrest and criminal trespass.
They also say that Soliz was also accused in 2017 of threatening his girlfriend with murder.
No motive was immediately disclosed. The investigation is still going.
Our hearts are broken over the death of @houstonpolice Sergeant Sean Rios who was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire this afternnon. We will never forget him and will see his 4 children, family and friends through this painful loss. RIP pic.twitter.com/QBHx2bymWY
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) November 10, 2020
Rios was the fourth Houston police officer killed in the line of duty in the past 12 months.