A murder suspect was arrested Sunday evening after a man was killed intervening in a domestic abuse incident, Houston police said.
Jetrel Rollins, 29, was arrested after the boyfriend of the mother of his child was killed earlier in the day, said Tim Fay, of the Houston Police Department. Rollins was arrested after fleeing with his toddler daughter. The child was believed to be safe Sunday evening.
The incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. at a home on Vailview Drive near Annunciation Street in northeast Houston.
“The suspect is in custody. He’d been holed up somewhere (after fleeing),” Fay said after 8 p.m. Sunday. “The victim was the current boyfriend.”
HPD did not immediately release the name of the victim.