Texas police sergeant struck, killed as suspect fled traffic stop, investigators say

A Texas police sergeant has died after she was struck by a driver as he fled a traffic stop Tuesday night in Nassau Bay, authorities said.

PRESS RELEASE Accident Involving a Police Officer Nassau Bay, TX (December 10, 2019, 12:06 p.m.) – Shortly before 8:30...

Posted by City of Nassau Bay, Texas on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Update 4:08 p.m. EST Dec. 12: Tavores Henderson has been arrested, KTRK reported. He was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Original report:  According to KTRK-TV, Nassau Bay police stopped the driver about 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday at an apartment complex on San Sebastian Court. After learning that the suspect was wanted in connection with a domestic violence case, officers tried to arrest him, the city said in a news release.

"During the arrest, the suspect fought with officers and was able to break free and re-enter the vehicle," the release said.

The man struck one of the responding officers, Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, 43, of Friendswood, as he fled the scene, officials said. The 16-year Nassau Bay police veteran later died at a Webster hospital, according to the release.

Investigators have found the man’s vehicle but are still searching for the suspect, the city said.

"We urge all citizens to be cautious of their surroundings and stay vigilant," the release said.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation, at 713-274-9100.

Crime Stoppers' Fallen Hero Project is offering a reward for information leading to the location to Tavores Henderson, the man identified as the person who struck Sullivan. He faces felony murder charges, KTRK reported.

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