Officer Troy A. Blando
was conducting an investigation regarding a vehicle which had been
stolen in an aggravated robbery. The suspect, Jeffery Bemond Williams,
resisted Officer Blandos attempts to arrest him. As he was
being handcuffed, Williams produced
a firearm from his back pocket and shot officer Blando in the chest.
Responding officers arrested Williams a short distance from the
scene, still wearing handcuffs on one wrist. Officer Blando was
pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital despite doctors efforts
to save his life. Williams was convicted of Capital Murder and was
sentenced to death by lethal injection.