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Deputy found dead in his car, two arrested in Robbery death

Constable Deputy Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, was found fatally shot inside his car on Tuesday, April 12 in a neighborhood off US59 and Laura Koppe.
Officials said around 1:30 a.m. Houston Police responded to a 911 call and found deputy Brewer dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was behind the steering wheel of his car. The maroon sedan had crashed into a utility pole in the 8900 block of Ramin near Laura Koppe.
Deputy Brewer was off duty and police believe robbery was the motive of the tragedy. Court records indicate a rendezvous preceded the shooting.
According to a Precinct 4 news release, deputy Brewer had worked in law enforcement since 1998 when he started with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation led to the arrest of two suspects. “We have been questioning witnesses,” police spokeswoman, Jodi Silva said. Judy Lucille Hambrick, 40, and Lee Eldridge Sonier, 31, have been charged for the shooting of deputy Brewer, said Donna Hawkins, spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Hambrick was arrested the same Tuesday, April 12, on charges of theft of a firearm.
The two suspects arrested are in the Harris County Jail and they would appear in State District Court.