A police sergeant in Texas was reportedly arrested on suspicion of murder after his wife was shot and killed at their home in Pearland this weekend.
According to the Houston Chronicle, authorities responded to the residence on Saturday at about noon after receiving a call from a relative who found Belinda Hernandez dead on the kitchen floor.
A statement from the Pearland Independent School District issued a statement regarding the loss of the Shadycrest Elementary School librarian.
“Please keep our Shadycrest family and the Hernandez family in your prayers,” the district said, adding that grief counselors will be on campus in coming days.
Officers caught up with the victim’s husband, 56-year-old Hilario R. Hernandez, in Kingsville later in the day and arrested him.
A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department confirmed the suspect was employed with agency. Police in Pearland said they were conducting “business as usual” while investigating the homicide.
“The law is held accountable for everybody,” said agency spokesman Jason Wells, adding that the adage is especially true when applied to fellow law-enforcement officers.
Police have not confirmed that anyone heard the fatal gunshots and had the neighborhood cordoned off much of the day Saturday as they conducted the initial investigation.
Hilario and Belinda Hernandez had reportedly been married for more than 30 years and had two adult children.
[Featured image: Hilario R. Hernandez, Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office]