Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47
[Original story published at 7:51 a.m.]
A man shot a uniformed sheriff's deputy "execution-style" while he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area, killing him instantly, authorities said.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, was returning to his car after pumping gas Friday night.
The gunman walked up from behind him and opened fire for no apparent reason, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.
When Goforth fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and shot him some more, authorities said. He died at the scene.
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Goforth was a married father of two.
By Faith Karimi
Updated 9:06 AM ET, Sat August 29, 2015
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Shannon J. Miles
Shannon J. Miles, 31, of the nearby town of Copperfield, will face capitol murder charges in the “senseless and cowardly act,” Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters after the arrest Saturday.
Miles’ rap sheet includes charges of resisting arrest, trespass and “disorderly conduct with a firearm,” Hickman said.
“We have not been able to extract any details regarding a motive,” Hickman said of Friday’s killing of Deputy Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.
“As far as we know, Deputy Goforth had no prior contact with the suspect,” and the shooting was “unprovoked,” Hickman said.
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