Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot multiple times on Friday evening while filling up his patrol car at a gas station in suburban Houston, Texas. A manhunt for the suspect, who approached the uniformed Goforth from behind before shooting him, continued Saturday.
According to the Associated Press, police said the suspect was a dark-complexioned, 6-foot-tall man between 20 and 25 years old, driving a red or maroon pickup truck. No motive has been determined.
“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.”
Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the force, died at the scene. He had a wife and two children.
Update, 4:45 p.m. – The Sheriff’s office has announced that a suspect had been taken into custody to be charged in Goforth’s death.
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