December 7, 2021

Texas Deputy Fatally Shot Outside Houston Bar Had Just Returned To Work From Paternity Leave

A Texas deputy who was shot and killed exterior a Houston bar had simply returned to work after paternity depart.

The deputy, recognized as 30-year-old, Kareem Atkins, leaves behind a spouse and new child who’s just a few months previous.

Atkins was killed after a gunman “came out of nowhere” and fired on him and two different deputies as they had been making an attempt to detain somebody early Saturday morning. The 2 different deputies, 28-year-old Darryl Garrett and 26-year-old Juqaim Barthen, had been injured, Constable Mark Herman of Harris County Precinct 4 stated.

“Deputies Atkins, Garrett, and Barthen are true law enforcement heroes that were cowardly ambushed while serving and protecting their community,” Herman continued.

Authorities confirmed that the deadly taking pictures occurred round 2:15 a.m., after at the very least two of the Precinct 4 constable deputies, who had been working an additional job at 45 Norte Sports activities Bar, went exterior to examine on a disturbance.