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5 things for Hoastonians to know on Friday 16 April

Know here on Friday, April 16:

Authorities said a handgun-wiring man who opened fire outside San Antonio Airport was shot by police on Thursday on a highway in the northern part of the city of Texas.

Police Chief William McManus said during a news conference that the city’s airport was placed on lockdown after police received a call at 2:30 pm about driving the street incorrectly at the airport. An officer stopped the car at Terminal B and the man jumped out and started shooting, he said.

McManus said police overcame the fire. The person was later declared dead in the hospital.

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A termination letter received Thursday by KPRC 2 Investigates showed a Houston police officer was fired after fleeing a shooting that left a sergeant dead at the scene.

“Prayer for the Preston family because it’s just going to open this wound for them,” said Douglas Griffith, president of the Houston Police Officers Union.

The letter, signed by former Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, states that Officer Vanessa Taylor was being suspended indefinitely for performing her duty during the October 2020 shooting that killed the Sergeant. To deal with Harold Preston and a domestic violence complaint that lasted until gunfire.

According to the letter, a review board determined that Taylor was in a better position for the shooter. According to the letter, his body-worn camera video revealed that he fled the scene of the shooting instead of engaging the shooter after wielding a gun. She failed to assist her fellow officers who were injured during the shooting, according to the letter.


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An investigator said that a teenage girl was kidnapped and kept locked inside a storage unit for days, while she has been arrested on charges of sexual assault.

Joel Micah Arnold, 34, has been charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and trafficking of a child.

“This is something that is a nightmare for any family,” said Constable Alan Rosen of the Harris County Precinct Office.

Investigators said the 17-year-old girl reported sexual harassment to the department’s human trafficking unit on April 8. Investigators said they believe Arnold kidnapped the girl and took her to a storage facility located in the 19100 block of FM 529. Cypress. Investigators said the girl was locked inside the unit for five days.


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The Texas House on Thursday gave an initial OK for a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without permits, marking a victory for gun rights activists who pushed the measure into the Legislature for years, but L. A shock to the Paso Democrats. Has been fighting for gun safety measures since the 2019 massacre in his hometown.

The most emotionally charged debate yet came this legislative session, a few hours after the 84–56 vote. With Democrats requesting their allies to reconsider their positions on the law.

House Bill 1927, Sliced ​​by state representative. Matt shaffer, R-Tyler, Texas residents will be required to obtain a license to carry handguns if they are not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm. Under current state law, Texans generally must be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.


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Transgender students will be banned from competing on school sports teams based on their gender identity under a bill that received preliminary approval from the Texas Senate on Wednesday.

Despite being immense Opposition to civil rights groups and democratsThe upper house voted 18-13 in the front row Senate Bill 29. The measure requires one more vote before it can be sent to the Texas House.


The proposal prohibits students from participating in a sport “designated for biological sex as opposed to the student’s biological sex that was determined at the time of the student’s birth.” Students will be required to prove “biological sex” by showing their original, unrecognized birth certificate.

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