Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal: The murder trial of Robert Solis, accused of killing a deputy in a traffic stop in 2019, begins
HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — The murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing Harris County Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal in 2019 is scheduled to begin Monday morning.
Robert Solis, 47, is charged with capital murder after prosecutors said he shot and killed Dhaliwal during a traffic stop and fired his gun multiple times.
The events happened after Dhaliwal returned to his squad car after stopping Solis, who got out of his car and shot him in the back of the head.
According to HCSO Major Mike Lee, the traffic delay appeared normal and “chatty” based on the dash cam video.
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“There was no fight, no argument, it just looked like a routine traffic stop that we do every day,” Lee said in 2019.
Dhaliwal was a prominent MP who was seen as a pioneer as the department’s first Sikh MP.
He also worked to change the agency’s policies to allow religious expression on duty.
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ABC13 will be the courtroom for Solis’ court appearance on Monday morning.
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