The body of a deputy who was killed while responding to a disturbance call will be escorted to a funeral home in Tomball.
On Sunday at 5 p.m., the body of Deputy Kareem Atkins will be transported from the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office to the Klein Funeral home.
Atkins was shot to death, and two other deputies were injured, Saturday in what authorities are calling an ambush at a north Houston nightclub.
It happened around 2:15 a.m. in the 4400 block of the North Freeway near Crosstimbers at the 45 Norte Bar and Lounge.
The deputies were working an extra job at the nightclub when they tried to respond to a disturbance outside that may have been a robbery, according to Houston police, which is taking the lead in investigating what exactly happened.
Atkins and Deputy Darryl Garrett were making an arrest when police said a second suspect started shooting at them. Atkins was killed and Garrett was shot in the back multiple times.
A third deputy, Juqaim Barthen, heard those shots and came running. That’s when he was shot.