Texas sheriff’s deputy ambushed in ‘execution-style killing’ at gas station

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Deputy sheriff shot dead at gas station.

A sheriff’s deputy was assassinated at point-blank range while pumping gas into his police cruiser at a suburban Houston gas station Friday night, officials said.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. 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.

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. The suspect came over and shot the deputy again multiple times as he lay on the ground.” “We are actively searching for suspect right now,” Gilliland said. “I can tell you with diligence and justice the suspect will be caught. Sheriff Ron Hickman tweeted: “Tonight we are grieving the loss of one of our brothers…We will not rest until this suspect has been located and justice is served to the family of Deputy Darren Goforth.” A witness, identified only as McKenzie, told KTRK she heard the gunshots around 8:20 p.m. and called 911. 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. A gunman opened fire into a crowd in Crown Heights that had already begun festivities for the West Indian Day Parade about 3:30 a.m., police said, hitting three people and an unmarked police vehicle. A 55-year-old man, shot in the midsection, died at the scene at the corner of Empire Blvd. and Rogers Ave. — about six blocks from the route of the parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m.

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