'We're still hurting': Family of fallen deputy reacts to suspects accused in his murder

ByDerrick Lewis KTRK logo
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Family of slain deputy reacts to suspects arrest
The suspects, both 20, are accused of shooting 37-year-old Deputy Omar Ursin while he was coming back home to get food for his family.

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) -- Two suspects were arrested in connection to the death of an off-duty Harris County Precinct 3 constable's deputy after he was shot while driving home, the sheriff's office said

Ahsim Taylor Jr. and Jayland Womack, both 20, are charged with Deputy Omar Ursin's murder.

The deputy's family spoke with Eyewitness News and said they are distraught with the occurrence.

"I'm mad," Royal Ursin, Omar Ursin's father, said. "I am mad.

"We have been robbed. We've been robbed," Yvonne Ursin, Omar Ursin's mother, also said.

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Deputy Ursin was killed when he was driving home from picking up dinner for his family on Sunday, Aug. 28. The shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the 11900 block of Madera Run in the Atascocita area.

"My child was only driving home with food. It was not even necessary," Yvonne said.

According to authorities, a dark-colored sedan with tinted windows pulled up next to Ursin and fired multiple shots from the driver's side.

Ursin was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

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Records show that both suspects were out on bond from separate murder cases when the shooting occurred.

Womack and Taylor will be booked in the Harris County Jail.

"Even though they have them, I'm just telling you the truth, we are still hurting," Royal Ursin said.

The grieving family believes their son would still be alive if the suspects remained behind bars from previous murder charges.

"You know that this person has killed somebody," Ursin's father said. "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."

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"Somebody is making plenty of money to be able to let these people roam the streets the way they're doing," said Royal Ursin.

"My grandbaby doesn't have a daddy anymore," Ursin's mother said. "You're telling me she's 7 years old, and the next daddy-daughter dance, she won't have her daddy."

Pct. 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton noted one of the suspects was arrested with the fallen deputy's handcuffs.

"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.

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," Ursin's father said.

"I just want justice for my child."

This is a developing story. All updates can be found in this article.