Texas fugitive accused of killing officer while speeding away from traffic stop is caught

A rapper who goes by the alias “Killah Dre” was arrested Thursday in Texas for allegedly hanging and killing a Houston-area police sergeant together with his car while fleeing a traffic stop this week, in keeping with a report.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated 21-year-old Tavores Henderson was taken into custody with out incident at a house in Houston.

Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was helping in a traffic stop at an residence advanced Tuesday night time about 25 miles southeast of Houston when police found that the driving force, later recognized as Henderson, had an excellent warrant for assault.

Tavores Henderson, 21, was arrested Thursday in the death of Nassau Bay Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, left. (Harris County Sheriff's Office / AP/Nassau Bay Police Department)

Tavores Henderson, 21, was arrested Thursday within the demise of Nassau Bay Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, left. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office / AP/Nassau Bay Police Department)

Henderson broke free from police as he was being handcuffed. Authorities alleged that he fled in his car and struck Sullivan, who later died at a hospital.

The suspect, who has a historical past of weapons expenses and violence, is going through a felony homicide cost in Sullivan’s demise, however authorities have stated it might be upgraded to capital homicide.


Henderson is a Houston rapper whom The Associated Press says carried out beneath the stage identify “Killah Dre.” His Instagram account is crammed with photos of him flashing weapons, wads of money — and the center finger. On YouTube, Henderson raps in a single track alongside Soulja Boy in a video that has greater than 700,000 views.

Henderson was accused of choking his ex-girlfriend and threatening to shoot her in November 2018, resulting in a felony aggravated assault cost.

When he was launched in July on a $50,000 bond associated to that cost, Henderson posted a video on Instagram through which he flashed a fan of $20 payments proper after he walked out of custody, saying: “You all thought the kid wasn’t coming home, huh.”

Sullivan, 43, was approaching her 16-year anniversary with the Nassau Bay Police Department when she was killed.

Nassau Bay Police Chief Tim Cromie stated she was “a consummate professional in police work.”


“She was a police officer at heart. She came to work every day, she enjoyed the job,” he stated. “Her blood ran blue. She was a police officer’s police officer.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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