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Man accused of killing Houston cop pays $750K in bonds to get out of jail

The man charged in the November killing of Houston Police Sgt. Sean Rios -- who was off-duty and in plainclothes -- has posted his $500,000 bond in the murder case, according to Harris County court records.

Robert Soliz, 24, was accused of fatally shooting Rios on Nov. 9 in a gun battle near the Interstate 45 service road at Stuebner Airline. At the time, the 47-year-old Rios had been driving his personal vehicle to an afternoon shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

It's unclear when Soliz posted his bond on the murder charge. He was no longer in custody as of Tuesday, court records say. Records also show he posted a $50,000 bond on an unrelated marijuana possession charge, as well as a combined $200,000 bond on two unrelated aggravated assault charges.

Douglas Griffith, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, voiced his frustration on Twitter.

"(I) am sick and disgusted that this piece of trash was released on any bond after claiming indigent when he was arrested for killing Sergeant Rios, to get a public defender," he said. "$750,000 in bonds equals 75 Thousand to get out."

Houston police have not detailed what led to ...