A Texas sheriff's deputy, who was shot multiple times from behind while routinely stopping traffic Friday afternoon, has died, police said.
A 10-year veteran of Harris County Sheriff's Office Sandip Dhaliwal stopped a two-vehicle vehicle inside about 1:00 PM CT.
One of the suspects shot Dhaliwal "at least several times" from behind, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told KHOU 11, characterizing the act as "very ruthless and cold-blooded."
The suspect fled the scene and was later detained by police, officials said.
Dhaliwal was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition; he eventually succumbed to his injuries, according to Fox 26 Houston.
"I'm sorry to share with you that we lost one of our own," Gonzalez tweeted on Friday. "There are no words that convey our sadness. Please keep our family and agency in your prayers."
Dhaliwal, 41, was a three-year-old father and the first member of the Sikh community to become a substitute for Harris County.  AMBER GUYGER, WHITE DALLAS EX-COP, Says She Was "Killed To Death" When She Is Black Neighbor BOTHAM JEAN
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Gonzalez said shortly before 3:30 PM CT that the suspect had been arrested.
"We believe that [the] is a scene being detained and there is no present threat to the community [the]," he said. "Due to the investigation into the accident, there will continue to be a large police presence in the area, so please avoid if is possible. "
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he and his wife mourn the loss of a lawmaker and send their sympathies
"This tragic loss is a serious reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers face every day," Abbot said in a statement. "Thank you to the officers who boldly responded to the detention of suspicion. I assure you that the State of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice. "
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