Man accused of fatally shooting Harris Co. deputy has been arrested

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(HCSO Texas)

HOUSTON (KXAN) — The man accused of fatally shooting a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop on Friday has been arrested, HCSO announced Friday night.

According to KPRC in Houston, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal stopped a vehicle and one of the two passengers got out and shot the deputy at least twice. Gonzalez said it was in a “ruthless, cold-blooded way.”

The man has been identified as Robert Solis, 47, according to HCSO. Solis had an active parole violation warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dating back to January 2017, HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal (HCSO)

In a Friday afternoon tweet, Gonzalez said:

(Courtesy of Major Mike Lee)

An impromptu vigil for Dhaliwal was held by the Copper Brook community on Friday night and several HCSO staff attended to pay respects, including Gonzalez.

HCSO says Solis has been charged with capital murder of a deputy.

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