Deputy Constable Kareem Anthony Atkins

Deputy Constable Kareem Anthony Atkins

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Kareem Anthony Atkins

Deputy Constable Kareem Atkins was shot and killed from ambush while arresting a robbery suspect in the parking lot of a sports bar at 4477 North Freeway in Houston.

He and two other deputy constables were working a secondary employment assignment at the restaurant when a patron informed them of a robbery in the parking lot. Deputy Atkins and one of the other deputies responded to the location and were taking a suspect into custody when another man opened fire on them from behind with an AR-15 rifle. Deputy Atkins was fatally wounded while the second deputy was shot in the back and seriously wounded.

The third deputy heard the shots and was wounded as he rushed to assist the others. Deputy Atkins was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was not arrested until almost two months later. The suspect has been charged with capital murder in the death of Deputy Constable Atkins and two counts of attempted capital murder for shooting and wounding the other deputies.

Deputy Constable Atkins had served with the Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4 for over 2-1/2 years and had previously served with the College Station Police Department for three months. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Not available

ambush, robbery, secondary employment

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Rest in peace Deputy Constable Kareem Atkins, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

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