Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Shot to Death at Gas Station

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Deputy shot and killed while pumping gas in Houston.

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.

A sheriff’s deputy filling up the tank of his patrol car at a gas station near Houston was gunned down by an unknown assailant who walked up behind him and shot him multiple times, authorities said Friday. Deputy Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was shot multiple times from behind and died at the scene, the sheriff’s office confirmed. The gunman fled in a red Ford Ranger from the Chevron station on West Road in a northwest Houston neighborhood and was still on the loose early Saturday morning. “The deputy fell to ground,” Dep.

Sheriff’s officials believe the suspect is a dark-skinned male who’s about 5-feet 10-inches or 6-feet tall, 20-25 years old, wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts. Other law enforcement agencies joined the sheriff’s office in an intensive search for the gunman late Friday night. “We’re currently working to ascertain the physical description or identity of the suspect,” Mr. It’s tough enough being a deputy and being in law enforcement in this country right now, but for people, the way that they are right now, I have no words for what this type of person did, the callousness is much.” 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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