Houston Department's First Sikh Deputy Shot Dead
Deeply grieved to learn of the shooting of Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, a Sikh Indian-American officer in Houston. We have just visited that city. My condolences to his family. https://t.co/BBUJOFcjB8— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 28, 2019
I’m sad to share with you that we’ve lost one of our own. Our @HCSOTexas was unable to recover from his injuries. There are no words to convey our sadness. Please keep his family and our agency in your prayers. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 27, 2019
As Dhaliwal stopped a vehicle with a man and woman inside, one of them got out and shot him "ambush-style" at least twice in a "ruthless, cold-blooded way." "In a cold-blooded manner, ambush-style, (he) shot Deputy Dhaliwal from behind," Gonzalez said. The gunman and the woman were taken into custody, the police said. Robert Solis, 47, has been charged with capital murder in connection with Dhaliwal's murder, the sheriff's office said via Twitter.
Our Harris County community loves their law enforcement officers. Not surprised to learn that a community-led vigil is being organized this evening to pay respects to Deputy Dhaliwal. He’s an incredible loss not only to our @HCSOTexas family but to the entire community. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/V4fdgHOkmK— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 28, 2019