HPD: Houston police officer shot and killed after gun battle with suspect

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 22:19:25-05

HOUSTON, TX — An investigating is underway in Houston after a Houston police officer was shot and killed in north Houston, according to KTRK.

The Houston police officer shot has been identified as 47-year-old Sgt. Sean Rios, a 25-year-veteran of the Houston Police Department.

KTRK reports Rios was killed Monday afternoon in the 7900 block of the North Freeway after police say he engaged a suspect in a gun battle. After being shot, Rios ran into the Taj Inn & Suites motel looking for help and collapsed. He was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities and witnesses say the officer, who was wearing plain clothes, was shot multiple times.

No arrests have been made but Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said they have leads of the suspects involved.

This is the second Houston police officer killed in three weeks, and the fourth Houston police officer killed in 12 months.

This story is developing.