Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth stopped to fill up his cruiser with gas, when a black male walked up behind him and fired shots into him. This coward didn’t stop there. After Goforth fell to the pavement, he continued to pump shots into the deputy. Goforth was declared dead at the scene.
Goforth had been a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s office for 10 years and leaves two children behind. Authorities took a suspect into custody in the ambush killing. A security camera at the suburban Houston gas station captured the man walking towards the officer with a gun in his hand.
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.