Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 49

A deputy constable was found shot to death in his car on the north side near the Eastex Freeway early this morning, Houston police say.

Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, had been a deputy constable in Precinct 4 for a decade; the car he was driving slammed into a tree about 2 a.m. this morning, and when police investigated they discovered he had been shot.

The crash happened in the 8900 block of Ramin, near Laura Koppe and the Eastex.

Brewer was off-duty and not in uniform at the time. Police have no suspects.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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