Sheriff's deputy ambushed, fatally shot from behind while pumping gas in Houston; suspect fled
This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP) (The Associated Press)
HOUSTON – A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots.
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. He was wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts and driving a red or maroon pickup-style truck with an extended cab. Police said an intensive search for the suspect remained ongoing Saturday morning.
Can't say for sure but I bet his name is not Joe Jablonski.
This is not the alleged shooter. This is the shooter! Shannon Miles with a criminal history as long as your arm including firearm offenses.
No motive was determined for the shooting. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Goforth, who was a 10-year veteran of the force, had a wife and two children.
Sadly we have all heard about cops killed in the line of duty. But think back. In the last 20 years or so years do you ever recall cops being hunted, gunned down, assassinated, like they are now? In the last year alone how many cops have been out and out executed? It's all because of the prick in the WH. His calculated race baiting sympathy for thugs like Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and adopting Trayvon Martin before all the facts were in, did nothing but stoke the fire of racism. Barry in effect with his anti-cop rhetoric has given them Carte blanche when it comes to killing cops.
BTW...Did you ever hear about the out of control Black Lives Matter group before Barry came along? Did the WH issue any statement, at all, about the execution of Deputy Darren Goforth? I fucking guarantee you would have heard about it had GoForth killed Miles!!!
After the Charleston shooting he went to the funeral service even sang a song. His motives were purely political. His talent for fostering division is well known. The shooter was a red-neck racist and easy prey for him to capitalize on. This was his opportunity do something, to shake them up... after all the citizenry of Charleston didn't burn down the town like the animals in Ferguson and Baltimore. Why not? It was the resolve of the citizens of Charleston. So he left feeling empty, his goal unattainable. But he did get a consolation prize. The Confederate flag now resides in a museum.
On the flip side 5 servicemen are killed in TN. Did he go to the funeral? No.
Did he sing a song? No.
Did he downplay the shooter was a Muslim? Yes.
And the worse part of all? After they had already been dead 3 or 4 days, and with a whole lot of arm twisting, he finally lowered the flag to half-mast!
And here's another little tidbit.
This is racism at its best...
This is racism at its best...
Barry announces the 2012 launch of African Americans for Obama.
This is the MOST SIGNIFICANT DEMONSTRATION of INTENTIONAL DIVISIVE RACISM by ANY PRESIDENT in the history of our country.
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What is this...A campaign or
Black Entertainment Television (BET)?
I thought he was supposed to be president of all the people!
Imagine the repercussions if this came from Romney.
Barry is the worse president this country has ever seen. The full extent of the damage he's done will not 'blossom' until he's well out of office. That said, just so there is no misunderstanding here, if Ben Carson is our nominee I will support him 100%.
"In my 45 years in law enforcement, I can't recall another incident so cold-blooded and cowardly," Hickman said.
Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Goforth had traveled to the Chevron station where the shooting happened, after earlier responding to a routine car accident.
"He was pumping gas into his vehicle. and the male suspect came up behind him and shot the deputy multiple times," 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."
He said Goforth died at the scene. Detectives were checking security camera video for possible clues.
"We are actively searching for suspect right now," Gilliland said. "I can tell you with diligence and justice the suspect will be caught. And he will be brought to justice ... This is a very callous individual."
Harris County Sheriff's deputies and homicide investigators joined officers from other agencies, including the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston Police Department, in searching for the suspect.
"This is a very tough moment right now for the Harris County Sheriffs Office," Gilliland said. "Keep us in your prayers and in your thoughts."
Bob Goerlitz, president of the Harris County Deputies Organization, said the incident was "shocking."
"We've been warned of things like this, because of public sentiment nationally and events over the last few years ... It's just horrific. That's the only way to describe it."