The shooter fled the scene but authorities identified him by watching Dhaliwal's video. They took a photo of the suspect in the dashes and immediately took her out, Gonzalez said.
Robert Solis, 47, was arrested in a close business and is facing capital murder charges, according to the sheriff's office, a woman who was in the vehicle with him was also taken into custody.
Major Mike Lee describes what starts as a regular traffic stop based on a review of Dhaliwal's dashes.
Dhaliwal closed the driver's door as the driver remained in the vehicle. When he turned to return to his patrol car, the driver's side door swung open and a man exited the vehicle, "almost immediately running with a gun already exited," Lee said.
The dash camera captured the fatal moment when Dalival was shot in the back in the back of the head, Lee said.
"In a cool, ambush style (he) shot Deputy Dhaliwal from behind," Gonzalez said. Weapon lawmakers believe it was used to kill him has been restored. "This is the worst day, the worst nightmare for any police executive."
The shooter returned to his car and drove off. A nearby resident who worked in the yard heard the rifles and rushed to help the deputy.
Adrian Garcia, Harris County Police Commissioner, stated that Dhaliwal was a beloved deputy.
"This man had a golden heart. He treated his brothers and sisters in law enforcement as if they were just brothers and sisters. He thought of them before he thought of himself. He thought of the general community before
He leaves behind an inheritance as the afternoon
Dhaliwal survived by his wife and three children.
Before becoming a replacement, Dhaliwal was an entrepreneur with a startup business. He realized that the Harris County sheriff needed someone like him to build bridges with the Sikh community and sell his business. He took a lower pay as a detention officer and went up as a deputy, Garcia said.
"He wore a turban; he represented his community with integrity, respect and pride and was respected by all," says Gonzalez .