Deputy Fatally Shot from Behind at Houston Gas Station

Associated Press, Aug. 29, 2015

A sheriff’s deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots.

Perp as caught on security camera.

Perp as caught on security camera.

Police described the suspect as a dark-complexioned male who is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, and stands about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts and driving a red or maroon pickup-style truck with an extended cab. {snip}

No motive was determined for the shooting.

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“He was pumping gas into his vehicle. and the male suspect came up behind him and shot the deputy multiple times,” [Sheriff’s office spokesman Deputy Thomas] Gilliland told the Houston Chronicle. “The deputy fell to ground. the suspect came over and shot the deputy again multiple times as he lay on the ground.”

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