BREAKING: Suspect arrested, to be charged in killing of deputy in Houston suburb

Aug 29, 2015 4:47 PM

The Harris County Sheriff says a man has been arrested in connection with the execution-style killing of a deputy.

Gov. Greg Abbott says "heinous and deliberate crimes against law enforcement will not be tolerated in the State of Texas."

Abbott released a statement Saturday afternoon in response to the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth at a suburban Houston gas station.

Goforth was in his uniform when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots Friday night as the deputy filled up his patrol car. No arrests have been made.

The governor says, "Texas reveres the men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve their communities."

He added that he knows local law enforcement "will work tirelessly to apprehend the killer and ensure justice for Deputy Goforth is served."


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