Sean Rios Wiki – Sean Rios Biography
Sean Rios was a Houston police officer, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon, the fourth officer in the department killed since December of last year and the second in the past few weeks.
Sgt. Rios was on his way to work around 1:30 p.m. when he responded to a call for help, Houston Police Department (HPD) Chief Art Acevedo said during a news conference Monday.
He was 47 years old.
Sean Rios Shot Dead
The call alleged shots had been fired and that someone was injured, according to the chief. Rios responded to the scene and engaged the suspect. Gunfire was exchanged, and Rios was shot, Acevedo said.
Wounded, Rios ran to a nearby motel seeking help but collapsed in the lobby. “Sadly, he pronounced deceased at the scene,” the chief said.
He was a 25-year veteran with the department, according to Acevedo.
Rios leaves behind four children between the ages of 9 and 17, along with his parents and brother, as well as two cousins who are also officers for HPD, the chief said.
Acevedo said investigators have located one vehicle involved in the shooting and have the description of a second one in connection to the incident. The suspect is believed to be an adult male in his mid- the too late thirties who Acevedo described as “heavily tattooed.”
At the news conference, the chief spoke directly to the suspect and implored him to turn himself in to avoid any further bloodshed.
“We’re going to capture you. So, do yourself a favour and turn yourself in because we are going to catch you,” Acevedo said. “We have leads, and we’re going to catch you. And the best thing you can do if you know this person has them turn themselves in or call the police, so we have no more bloodshed.”
“If you are assisting this individual or individuals, you are committing a crime. And so, have them turn themselves in, turn yourself in because we are going to solve this case,” he added.
At the time of the killing, Turner was holding a news conference to address an uptick in violence in his city and introducing the Domestic Violence and Crisis Intervention Response Initiative.