Oct. 20, 2020
Houston Police officer Harold Preston shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call
Sergeant Harold was declared dead in the morning hours of Tuesday 20th, October at the Hermann hospital in the Texas medical center Houston,where he was taken for medical treatment for gun shot wounds to the head while he responded to calls for domestic issues between the accused and the female mate who was moving out of their apartment in the NRG neighborhood.
Sgt Preston and officer Courtney Waller were both shot and sustained injuries leading to the death of Preston while Waller is receiving medical attention at the medical center.
Four people were wounded in the shootings. The accused ,his fourteen years old son ,officer Preston and Waller .
The accused surrendered when HPD swat team surrounded the apartment building. All those shot except officer Preston who died are recieving treatment at the Texas medical center.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston police chief Art Acevedo held a press conference at the Hermann hospital today the 20th october,during which they sent condolences to the family of the deceased and HPD with chief Acevedo calling him a hero,type of police leader wanted, who instead of sitting in an office drinking coffee and reading papers led his men in the frontline.
Mayor Sylvester Turner used faith based language to encourage the police officers to go on with their jobs which though risky ,are needed to keep the people and community safe .
Texas governor Gregg Abbot has responded to the shooting and killing with a public statement that reads as follows "Our hearts are with the family 0f Houston police SgtHarold Preston who was shot and killed in the line of duty this morning. This tragic loss is a grave reminder of the dangers our brave law enforcement officers face while keeping our communities safe. Cecilia andi ask our fellow Texans to join us in lifting up Sgt Preston, s family in prayer in their time of need. We also ask all Texans to pray for the speedy recovery of Houston police officer Courtney Waller who was shot while responding to the same incident and is recovering in the hospital . The state stands ready to assist the Houston police department in bringing to justice, the perpetrators of this horrific tragedy ".Condolences also poured in from fellow agencies ,including Harris Constable precinct 4 and the District attorney, s office .
Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo