Impromptu memorial takes shape at sight of fatal shooting of deputy

Aug 29, 2015 12:42 PM

An impromptu memorial of balloons, flowers, candles and notes has begun at the gas pump where Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot and killed.

The Chevron gas station is in Copperfield, a middle-class to upper middle-class unincorporated area of the county. It is open for business, though the pump where Goforth was shot is closed.

Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland says police are speaking with someone who has information about the shooting but he is not under arrest, nor is he a suspect or a person of interest.

Police say Goforth was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired several shots. Goforth was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male suspect is described between 20 and 25 years old and about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, was wearing red shorts and a white T-shirt and driving a red or maroon pickup truck.


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