Jury acquits man in Houston officer’s road rage clash death

Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 10:57 AM CST
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HOUSTON, Texas (AP) - A jury in Texas has acquitted a man who said he fired in self-defense when he fatally shot a Houston police officer.

Robert Soliz was charged with murder for the death of police Sgt. Sean Rios, who was killed in a shootout while the sergeant was on his way to work. The gun battle followed a road rage clash.

Soliz testified that Rios never identified himself as a police officer. The prosecution and defense differed on who fired first. The jury found Soliz not guilty Tuesday after deliberating for more than seven hours.