Arrest made in murder of deputy constable

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 19-year-old is successful jailhouse aft a Precinct 4 lawman constable was killed and 2 different deputies were changeable during an ambush onslaught astatine a northbound Houston nightclub backmost successful October.

According to tribunal records, the 19-year-old suspect, Eddie Miller from Richmond, is facing a superior execution charge, an attempted superior execution of a bid serviceman complaint and an aggravated battle charge.

Miller is expected to look successful tribunal Monday.

A tweet from Houston constabulary Sunday day announced the apprehension had progressive HPD officers, arsenic good arsenic the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

"We privation to convey the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office and the Harris County District Attorney's Office for their collaboration, and the outstanding enactment of our HPD homicide detectives," the tweet read.

On the nighttime of the incident, constabulary initially said they had a fishy successful custody. The adjacent day, authorities said that aft interviewing the individual, they did not judge the idiosyncratic was the shooter. Now, astir 2 months later, constabulary confirmed they made an arrest.

The 3 lawman constables were moving information astatine 45 Norte Bar and Lounge connected Oct. 16, according to investigators, erstwhile each 3 were ambushed by a shooter portion trying to apprehension different idiosyncratic successful the parking lot.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Harris Co. Pct. 4 lawman constable changeable to death, 2 different deputies wounded astatine N. Freeway nightclub

Deputy Kareem Atkins was fatally changeable and killed. He was conscionable 30 years old.

Deputies Darryl Garret and Juqaim Barthen were some injured, but survived.

Garrett was changeable successful the backmost aggregate times and had undergone surgery. Nearly 2 months aft the incident, household members accidental helium is inactive successful the infirmary recovering.

In summation to moving together, loved ones said the 3 deputies had a enslaved similar brothers.

"They did everything together," said Lajah Richardson, the fiancée of Garrett.

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A household person of Atkins vowed to support his representation alive.

"He was truthful happy. He genuinely was what a begetter is," said erstwhile brag and adjacent person of Atkins, Jimmy Vitela. "He was excited astir the newborn and his 2-year-old conscionable had her birthday"

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