Ambush attack leaves one cop dead, two others injured. Shooter now accused of murder

ambush attack kills officer injures two others shooter arrested
Source: Harris County Constable Precinct 4, Unsplash

Dec. 15 2021, Published 11:17 a.m. ET

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An ambush attack outside a north Houston nightclub in October left one officer dead and two others injured. Now, police say a 19-year-old has been arrested in connection to the murder.

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According to Harris County Constable Precinct 4, the three deputy constables were working security outside a nightclub on Oct. 16 when they were ambushed by a shooter as they were trying to arrest another person in the parking lot.

During the attack, officials said 30-year-old Deputy Constable Kareem Atkins was fatally shot and killed. Deputies Jaqaim Barthen and Darryl Garrett were both injured in the attack. Barthen was released from the hospital and is home recovering. Garrett remains in the hospital.

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Police initially said they had a suspect in custody on Oct. 16. On the next day, police announced after interviewing the individual, they did not think they had the right person. Two months later, an arrest was made.

Eddie Miller was arrested and charged with multiple counts, including capital murder, attempted capital murder of a peace officer and aggravated, ABC 13 reported. He received no bond.

In a press conference, Houston police Chief Troy Finner said, "You kill one of our officers, we will arrest you. I'm just amazed at the work they have done, and really, I know it seems like a long time, but it's been a short time toward the obstacles (investigators) were up against," ABC 13 stated.

Atkin’s widow, Nadia Atkins, spoke at the press conference also and said, "I mean, it's two months later. I think for a second there, we were a little worried. But this is a huge win for us. And we're just so grateful for everybody up here for all the hard work that was put in, and that justice has begun."


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