$20K Reward Offered For Sgt. Kaila Sullivan's Killer

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Tavores Dewayne Henderson is wanted for running over Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan with his Jeep.

Nassau Bay, TX – A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the wanted fugitive who murdered Nassau Bay Police Department (NBPD) Sergeant Kaila Sullivan on Tuesday night.

Tavores Dewayne Henderson, 21, is wanted for felony murder, but that charge could be upgraded to capital murder, KTRK reported.

The reward is being offered by the Crime Stoppers' Fallen Hero Project.

Nassau Bay Police Department (NBPD) Sergeant Kaila Sullivan was murdered in the line of duty on Tuesday night, when the fleeing suspect hit her with his vehicle.

The incident occurred in the 2000-block of San Sebastian Court at approximately 8:30 p.m., as Sgt. Sullivan, 43, and another NBPD officer were attempting to arrest a Henderson on a domestic violence warrant during a traffic stop, the Houston Chronicle reported.

But as police were handcuffing him, Henderson went on the fight and managed to get away from the officers.

He then ran back to his Jeep and floored the accelerator, slamming his vehicle into Sgt. Sullivan as he fled the scene.

Sgt. Sullivan was rushed to HCA-Houston Clear Lake Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Police later discovered the suspect’s abandoned Jeep in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, according to WFAA.

A massive search for Sgt. Sullivan’s killer led police to the Henderson’s mother’s home in Houston early Wednesday morning, the Houston Chronicle reported.

He was believed to be holed up inside the residence, but was not located when SWAT officers forced entry, the city said in a press release at approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Henderson remains on the loose.

He may have a set of handcuffs dangling from one wrist, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters.

A charge of felony murder has been filed against him, KTRK reported.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is leading the ongoing investigation into the incident, with the assistance of the Webster Police Department.

“This a nightmare scenario for our city,” Nassau Bay Mayor Mark Denman said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “The first time an officer has ever been seriously injured, much less killed in the line of duty. We’re a very safe city. We’ll catch the suspect.”

Sgt. Sullivan would have celebrated her 16th anniversary with the NBPD on Dec. 27, Nassau Bay Police Chief Tim Cromie said during a press conference.

Chief Cromie said that Sgt. Sullivan was “a police officer at heart,” and that she was always a “consummate professional.”

“Her blood ran blue,” the chief added.

She served the department as a night shift sergeant, and was also in charge of the agency’s training schedule.

“She’s going to be deeply missed by the department, by the officers, and by the community,” Chief Cromie told reporters.

Sgt. Sullivan was also the national president of the Sisters Eternal Woman's Motorcycle Club of Texas.

“Kaila was a natural leader, both at work and in the MC community,” the group said in a Facebook post early Wednesday morning. “She was wise beyond her years and we all wish we had more time with her. She is already sorely missed. We will honor her memory every day.”

Comments (65)
LitheSteel
LitheSteel

We are at War with these savages.

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K-9 319
K-9 319

Prayers for Sgt. Sullivan and her family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters in blue.

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

We are actually better off leaving him on the streets. Statistically there is a much greater chance another black will kill him before the government ever gets around to it. . .

mike wauters
mike wauters

They cry racism, stereotyping and income inequality. Yet, they raise sub humans who have no regard for normal people.

headrush1977
headrush1977

It is interesting that last week a Texas lawyer stated that it is illegal for a police officer to shoot into a moving vehicle that is coming at the officer. He said that police officers can jump out of the way.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

And his momma is just busting with pride. Her baby just killed a cop...

44magnum
44magnum

It's time to set an example to these felons that murder law enforcement officers !!! I think public execution would be appropriate !! These gang banger mentality must be erased from society ! They think they are above the Law !! Death penalty must be used against these felons !!!

Andrewrife
Andrewrife

He’ll get death. It’s automatic in Texas when you murder a cop. Dead man walking.

Quincy5413
Quincy5413

Is there a tat on his left cheek or is that something from the photo?

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Don't take him alive.

Blatteau
Blatteau

The law of Karma is one that can't be understated. He will get what's due to him. And it won't be pretty

Flyingmonkeys64
Flyingmonkeys64

So sorry to hear this. What a terrible world we live I. Right now. Prayers for comfort and peace to the family and friends. Peace knowing God is incontrol.

Sgt167
Sgt167

WDOA.POS

LEO0301
LEO0301

Let's hope he resists arrest when they find him.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect.

flybynight
flybynight

Breaking on Fox News right now that the police think he's headed for Louisiana and have some very interesting pictures of this so called rapper.

Rojoe
Rojoe

With Honor and Respect. We salute Sgt. Sullivan. I'll borrow the moto of the U.S.A.F. Pararescue "That Other's May Live" because it speaks volumes of great humans that pick careers in dangerous environments. She and millions before and after her rise to the challenge and give everything including life. What a hero the lord welcomes to Heaven.

Condolences to family, friends, colleagues and community....

I am positive the murderer will receive a quick and just final punishment, hopefully soon....

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I really hope he saves the tax payers the money and either offs himself or decides to shoot it out with the cops, so they put him where he belongs, in the morgue!! Sorry POS!!

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Is it me or does he look like juiced world?

ScottRC
ScottRC

Kill. It.


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