Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting of HPD Sergeant at 7400 Avenue L

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a Houston Police Department sergeant that occurred at 7400 Avenue L about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday (December 7).

The suspect, Arturo Solis (H/m, 25), is charged with capital murder of a police officer in the 182nd State District Court.  A booking photo of Solis is attached to this news release.

The victim, HPD Sergeant Christopher Brewster, 32, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Brewster was sworn in as an HPD officer in November 2010 and was assigned to the Eastside Patrol Division.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant H. Chavez and Detectives N. Arellano, M. Rodriguez and D. Morrison reported:

At approximately 5:45 p.m., HPD patrol officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a weapon call at 7413 Avenue I.  While en route, Sergeant Brewster encountered the suspect, accompanied by a female, in the 7400 block of Avenue L.  Sergeant Brewster exited his patrol vehicle and, as he was walking toward the female, she pointed in the direction of the suspect (Solis).  As Sergeant Brewster turned toward him, Solis immediately fired a weapon at Sergeant Brewster, striking him multiple times.

The suspect fled the scene and responding officers immediately began first aid on Sergeant Brewster and assisted in establishing a perimeter.  Solis was located after an extensive search and arrested without further incident.


Arturo Solis


KJS/JFC  12-8-19
Inc. #161231519