Omar Ursin: Heartbroken family mourn off-duty cop shot dead by murder suspects out on bond while driving home
ATASCOCITA, TEXAS: An off-duty constable's deputy for Harris County Precinct 3 was shot dead while he was on his way home, according to the sheriff's office. Two 20-year-old men, Ahsim Taylor Jr and Jayland Womack, are accused of killing 37-year-old Deputy Omar Ursin. As per ABC13, the deputy's heartbroken family expressed their sadness about the incident.
"I'm mad," Royal, Ursin's father, said. "We've been robbed," Ursin's mother Yvonne said. On Sunday, August 28, Ursin was killed while returning home after buying dinner about 6:30 pm in the Atascocita neighbourhood in the 11900 block of Madera Run.
"My child was only driving home with food. It was not even necessary," Yvonne said. Authorities said that people in a dark colored sedan with tinted windows, that was near Ursin, fired several rounds from the driver's side. After being transported to a local hospital, Ursin passed away. Records indicate that both suspects were free on bond from separate murder investigations at the time of the incident. The Harris County Jail will accept Womack and Taylor as prisoners.
"Even though they have them, I'm just telling you the truth, we are still hurting," Royal said. Ursin's grieving family believes he would would still be alive if the suspects remained behind bars from previous murder charges. "You know that this person has killed somebody. Then you give them a bond to be able to get out, and once they're out, they are out back doing the same thing. Somebody is making plenty of money to be able to let these people roam the streets the way they're doing," added Royal. "My grandbaby doesn't have a daddy anymore. You're telling me she's 7 years old, and the next daddy-daughter dance, she won't have her daddy," a grieving Yvonne said.
Pct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton said that one of the suspects was taken into custody using the handcuffs from the deceased deputy. "In the midst of this tragedy, a picture of Deputy Ursin's cuffs being used on the suspect as he's being arrested for his homicide, is priceless," Eagleton posted.
HCSO Investigators have charged two suspects with murder in connection with the shooting death of Pct 3 Deputy Omar Ursin. Ashim Taylor Jr (12-2-01) and Jayland Womack (3-8-02) have been arrested and will booked in the Harris County Jail. In photos below, Taylor is wearing a 1/2 pic.twitter.com/opoU6hsbSw— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 9, 2022
The constable's post also contained photos of the shackled suspects, with one of the men sporting an ankle monitor. "As the saying goes, give it to the Lord and leave it, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I just want justice for my child," Royal concluded.