Police arrest man at center of Wednesday’s Blue Alert in Houston

Crime

TEXAS (KXAN) — The Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office arrested the man accused of killing a Houston-area police officer.

Authorites arrested Tavores Dewayne Henderson on Thursday at a home on Heritage Trail Drive in Houston without incident, they said on their verified Twitter account.

Police say he’s responsible for the death of Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan. The 16-year-old veteran was taken to the hospital, but ultimately died from her injuries.

The incident sparked a statewide “Blue Alert” through broadcasting systems and smartphones. That type of alert is designed to inform the public that a person accused of killing a police officer is at large.

According to the Texas Dept. of Public Safety he has a history of weapons charges and violence.

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