Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Sentenced to death
Officer Elston Howard was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at an adult bookstore.
He was inside the bookstore writing citations for city ordinance violations to the manager when an armed subject entered the store with the intention of robbing it. When the man saw Officer Howard he shot him three times, killing him, and then robbed the store.
The man fled the store and then shot and wounded his accomplice when the man attempted to push him out of their car after learning Officer Howard had been shot.
The subject's accomplice was sentenced to 55 years in prison. The man who shot Officer Howard was sentenced to death.