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Second Update: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Deputy Constable at 8900 Ramin

April 15, 2011 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable at 8900 Ramin about 1 a.m. on Tuesday (April 12) surrendered to HPD investigators about 4:30 p.m. today.

The suspect, Lee Eldridge Sonier (b/m, DOB: 8-18-79), was wanted in the killing of Deputy Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47. Sonier is charged with capital murder in the 182nd State District Court. A second suspect, Judy Lucille Hambrick (b/f, DOB: 9-22-70), is also charged with capital murder in the same court. Sonier and Hambrick's photos are attached to this news release.

Lee Sonier Judy Hambrick

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Blain and Senior Police Officer J. Robles reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a 911 call about 1:20 a.m. and arrived to find Deputy Brewer fatally shot in his car in the 8900 block of Ramin.

Later that day, Sonier, Hambrick and another female were detained for questioning in the investigation. Sonier and the female were released pending further investigation. Hambrick remained in custody and was charged with theft of a firearm. She admitted to stealing Brewer's weapon.

Further investigation determined Sonier shot Brewer and he and Hambrick then robbed the deputy. That information led to capital murder charges being filed against Sonier and Hambrick.

Late this afternoon, Sonier turned himself in without incident at HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis.

2nd Update JFC/JKS 4-15-11
Update JFC/VHS 4-15-11
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Inc. # 045896111

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.