HOUSTON, Texas — UPDATE — Harris County Sheriff's deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal has tragically succumb to his injuries after being shot in the back while conducting a traffic stop on Friday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Police arrested 47-year-old Robert Solis at a nearby business. He has been charged with the capital murder.
ORIGINAL — A 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot and critically injured during a traffic stop on Friday, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says the deputy was conducting a traffic stop in the 14000 block of Willancy Court near West Road when a male suspect approached him from behind and shot him several times.
"We do not have information that our deputy had an opportunity to fire back," he said during a press conference Friday afternoon.
The deputy was airlifted to Hermann Memorial Hospital where, as of last check, was in critical, grave condition.
Gonzalez described the shooting as "ruthless" and "cold-blooded," during Friday's press conference. He was unable to provide specifics on the events that led to the shooting due to the early and ongoing investigation.
"We have a possible suspect detained," Gonzalez tweeted. "We believe scene is contained and no current threat to community."
This is a developing story.