Sad news out of Houston as a police officer who made history was gunned down Friday, attacked from behind by a suspect during a routine traffic stop.

Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first ever Sikh to become a Houston deputy and paved the way for other Sikhs to join the department, was shot in the head from behind Friday shortly after 12:30 PM.

KPRC- TV Youtube
KPRC- TV Youtube

KPRC TV in Houston reports that Dhaliwal was headed back to his patrol car when 47-year-old Robert Solís shot him in the back of the head and has been charged with capital murder

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner offered their condolences.

Dhaliwal served on the force for 10 years and survived by his wife and three children.

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