Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded in the shootout. The subjects in both vehicles fled the scene. The man suspected of shooting Sergeant Rios was arrested the following day. The second subject remains at large.
Sergeant Rios was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Houston Police Department for 25 years. He was assigned to the Airport Division and is survived by four children, parents, brother, and two cousins who work also serve with the Houston Police Department.