Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, 46, was struck by a car while escorting a funeral procession on North Burnet Road Thursday. A 17-year veteran with APD, Abdul-Khaliq was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital where his situation changed dramatically over the past few days. On Friday, Acevedo held a news conference stating the officer was in very serious condition and in need of blood. Later Friday evening, another tweet said he was showing positive signs.
A press release was issued by the department Sunday at 6:30 p.m. stating, “Despite his valiant fight, it is with deep and heavy hearts that early this evening Senior Police Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq succumbed to his injuries.”
The driver who ran into the officer, 51-year-old Ana Prado, was cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, which is a Class C misdemeanor. On Friday, Acevedo said if the officer dies, he will push for additional charges against Prado.
The department said Abdul-Khaliq is survived by his five children and wife. He was in the Marines before he joined law enforcement. He was a long-time member of the motor unit for the department.