Man wanted in death of Nassau Bay police officer taken into custody

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the man wanted in the death of a Nassau Bay police officer has been arrested.

HCSO deputies arrested Tavores Dewayne Henderson without incident at a residence, according to a HCSO Facebook post.

Henderson, 21, is accused of killing Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, 43, Tuesday evening during a traffic stop. He was the subject of a statewide Blue Alert issued by DPS.

Blue Alerts are designed to speed in the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously wound local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

Nassau Bay Police Chief Tim Cromie issued a statement thank HCSO for the arrest.

“We would like to extend our thanks to all the law enforcement personnel involved in the tracking and arrest of the suspect. We are also grateful to the citizens in the community that have been sharing tips and leads to assist with the arrest. We ask that you continue to keep Sgt. Sullivan and her family, as well as the officers and staff of the Nassau Bay Police Department, in your thought and prayers, and continue to respect the privacy of the family.”

Tim Cromie, Nassau Bay Chief of Police

Sullivan, the officer Henderson is accused of killing, was among a group of officers attempting to arrest Henderson, who was wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case. Police said that during the stop, Henderson managed to wrestle free from officers, get back into his vehicle, and then hit Sullivan as he drove away.

Sullivan was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

She was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement.

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