Houston Cop Dead Following Apartment Complex Shooting

Houston Police officers escort the body of Sgt. Harold Preston from Memorial Hermann Hospital to the medical examiner's office, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex Tuesday. The other officer Courtney Waller was shot in the arm and is in stable condition at a hospital. ( Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

A Houston police officer is dead after being shot at an apartment complex on Holly Hall near El Rio. Mayor Sylvester Turner says 65-year-old Sergeant Harold Preston died Tuesday morning, just two-weeks before he was to retire.

The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Elmer Manzano, is hospitalized with a gunshot wound and is expected to be charged with murder.

Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement saying Preston’s death is a reminder of the bravery of police officers. He called for prayers for Preston’s family, and for Officer Courtney Waller, who was shot in the arm at the same crime scene.

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