Sergeant Kaila Sullivan's Killer Captured
by Sandy Malone and Holly Matkin
“Tavores Dewayne Henderson - suspect in the felony murder of Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan - has been taken into custody without incident. Deputies arrested him at a home in the 4200 block of Heritage Trail,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Dec. 12.
Henderson, 21, was wanted for allegedly hitting and dragging Sgt. Sullivan, 43, with a Jeep as he was fleeing arrest on Dec. 10.
Sgt. Sullivan, a 16-year veteran-of-the-force, was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short while later.
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.