Funeral held for slain Houston police sergeant

Christopher Brewster

In this undated photo posted on Twitter and provided by the Houston Police Department is Sgt. Christopher Brewster, who was shot and killed Saturday evening, Dec. 7, 2019, by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities said. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m. (Houston Police Department via AP)

HOUSTON (KXAN) — People gathered Thursday morning to pay their respects at the funeral of a slain Houston police officer.

Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was shot and killed Saturday after responding to a domestic disturbance in east Houston.

The service included a eulogy read by Brewster’s friend and former classmate in the police academy, Sgt. Justin Hayes. Other speakers were Brewster’s friend, J.J. Cole, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police, Chief Art Acevedo.

After the funeral service, a procession escorted Brewster’s casket out of the church to head back to Forest Park Lawndale Home. A procession moved with the casket on the Gulf Freeway to the South Wayside exit. After that, most of the procession dispersed, and only Brewster’s immediate family continued to the funeral home.

Arturo Solis, 25, is now facing a capital murder charge for the shooting death of Sgt. Brewster. Earlier this week, a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond.

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