Officer Down: Police Officer Timothy Abernethy
Officer Down: Police Officer Timothy Abernethy - [Houston, Texas]
After going around the corner the man hid behind a gate and then shot Officer Abernethy in the head as he ran by.
Officer Abernethy was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.
The suspect was arrested a short time later by deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. He was subsequently charged with capital murder.
Officer Abernethy had served with the Houston Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.