That town is going to be virtually crawling with law enforcement of every description until they find this guy.
My guess is it won't take too long either.
HOUSTON — Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was brutally gunned down while at a northwest Harris County gas station Friday evening, Sheriff Ron Hickman said.
Goforth was walking out of a Chevron gas station when a suspect approached him and shot him multiple times, Hickman said. Goforth had stopped at the gas station to fill up his patrol car.
Goforth, 47, was a 10-year veteran with the sheriff's office, working the west district patrol division. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
"It appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing of a police officer," Hickman said. "It strikes us all at the heart of public service. … We will hunt this person down and do our best to bring him to justice."
Hickman said in his 45 years of law enforcement, he can't recall another incident "this cold blooded and cowardly."
Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.
Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth. (Photo: HCSO)
According to Hickman, Goforth had finished investigating a traffic accident about 30 minutes before he was killed. Hickman said it doesn't appear there was any connection between the traffic investigation and the shooting.
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. Officials believe he fled the scene in a red- or maroon-colored Ford pickup truck, possibly an extended Ford Ranger. He was last seen traveling westbound on West Road.
Trevat in the comments tells me the alleged perp has been apprehended.
I didn't think it would take too long .