Manhunt launched for deputy killed while pumping gas in Houston

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Sheriff’s deputy shot dead at a petrol station in Houston.

A search was under way for the officer’s killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff’s office said.A sheriff’s deputy was assassinated at point-blank range while pumping gas at a suburban Houston gas station Friday night, shot dead next to his police cruiser, officials said.

The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff’s office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland told reporters. “The deputy then fell to the ground. The gunman fled in a red Ford Ranger from the Chevron station on West Road in a northwest Houston neighborhood but was captured Saturday morning, Fox 26 reported. “The deputy fell to ground,” Dep. An armed madman who claimed he was seeking revenge for Eric Garner’s death took a bus from Baltimore to New York City just before Christmas and ended up on a Brooklyn street behind an NYPD squad car.

Instead of a quick gun purchase by an undercover NYPD cop, the cop had a gun put to his head, forcing him to unleash a round of gunfire that critically wounded a suspect and seriously injured a bystander caught in the wrong place. Friday on an otherwise serene residential block in Mount Vernon when the cop, sitting in a car with his mark, was about to fork over $2,200 for a pair of guns, officials said. Just then, the would-be seller, Jeffery Aristy, was joined by an accomplice, Alvin Smothers, 37, who jumped into the back seat with a pistol in hand in the Westchester County city— roughly two miles north of the city line — according to an NYPD source.

Smothers pointed the pistol — later discovered to be a fake — at the head of the officer, a member of the NYPD Firearms Investigation Unit, setting the cop into action, but also putting the bystander, 61-year-old Felix Kumi, into harm’s way.

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