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Accused Killer, Child Rapist Believed Hiding near Border in Texas

A man accused of shooting and killing a Houston-area tattoo parlor employee in December is believed to be hiding in a Texas border community. The murder suspect was reportedly out of prison on parole for the aggravated sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at the time of the shooting.

Mugshot for murder suspect Miguel Angel Gomez. ()Houston Police Department)

Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Minor in Texas Cantina

A woman residing illegally in the United States pleaded guilty this week before a federal judge to sex trafficking involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion of both adult and minor females. The victims were forced to perform commercial sex acts in a cantina in Houston.

Women forced into sex work under threats of violence. (Getty Images)

Houston Taqueria Customer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber

HOUSTON, Texas — A customer at a taqueria on the southwest side of Houston shot and killed a would-be armed robber, according to video released by the Houston Police Department. The customer reportedly gathered the money taken by the robbery

A customer in a Houston taqueria (seated) shoots and kills an armed robbery suspect. (Houston Police Department Video Screenshot)

Robbery Suspect Killed After Shooting Texas Cop in Face

A robbery suspect is dead after he shot a Missouri City, Texas, police officer in the face. The shooting incident took place following a police pursuit of a man suspected of a robbery that occured on the north side of Harris County (Houston).

Missouri City, Texas, Police Officer Crystal Sepulveda.

Texas Missing Tiger Found Safe — Taken to Shelter

The Bengal tiger videoed while wandering a west-Houston neighborhood on Mother’s Day has been found and is headed to a wildlife sanctuary. Houston Police Department (HPD) officials say the tiger, named India, belongs to a man who was out of jail on bond for a murder charge.

Missing tiger found safely in Houston. (Video Screenshot: Houston Police Department)

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Texas Auto Dealer Beaten with Crowbar by Alleged Armed Robber 

A Texas auto dealer is recovering from injuries sustained during an invasion-style robbery captured on security camera video. Houston police are searching for the alleged robber who is seen forcing his way into the victim’s south Houston used car office. The suspect is seen assaulting the owner with a crowbar and pistol.

A Texas auto dealer is beaten by a black man armed with a gun and crowbar. (Security Camera Video Released by Houston Police Department)

5 Foreign Nationals Charged in Texas Human Smuggling Stash House Operation

HOUSTON, Texas — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas filed criminal charges against five “non-citizens of the United States” for their alleged roles in a human smuggling stash house operation. The alleged smugglers reportedly extorted the families of migrants being held in a house in southwest Houston.

97 migrants held in human smuggling stash house in Houston. (AFP Photo)

Three Texas Deputies Shot, 1 Woman Killed in Nightclub Fight

HOUSTON, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports that three deputies were shot and one civilian woman was killed after a fight broke out in a Houston-area nightclub. The three deputies were off duty working a security job at the time of the shooting.

Houston police investigate the shooting of three Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies and the murder of a civilian woman at the Set Nightclub. (Video Screenshot/Click2Houston)

Texas Governor Deploys State Police to Combat Houston Road Rage Spike

HOUSTON, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott announced the deployment of Department of Public Safety troopers to help the Houston Police Department combat the surge of road-rage shootings in the city. The governor is ordering marked and unmarked DPS vehicles to patrol hot spots defined by city officials, following a 33 percent increase in road-rage related shootings.

Road rage shootings and homicides in Houston. (Fox 26 Houston Video Screenshot)

Houston Police Sergeant Shot, Killed While Driving to Work

HOUSTON, Texas — An as-yet-unidentified gunman shot and killed a Houston police sergeant as he drove to work on the city’s north side Monday afternoon. This marks the second fatal shooting of a Houston police sergeant in the past three weeks, third in 2020, and the fourth line-of-duty Houston police officer death in the past 12 months.

Houston Police Sergeant Sean Rios

WATCH: Armed Robbers Shoot Texas Man in Parking Lot

Houston Police Department Robbery Division detectives are searching for two suspects who allegedly shot a man during an armed robbery. One of the men can be seen in security camera videos shooting the victim in the thigh while demanding the man turn over his bag. A second armed man can be seen taking the bag.

Armed Robbery in Houston, Texas. (Houston Police Department Video Screenshot)