Texas deputy killed ‘execution-style’ while fueling patrol car

Darren H. Goforth

A man shot a uniformed sheriff’s deputy “execution-style” while he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area, killing him instantly, authorities said.

Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, was returning to his car after pumping gas Friday night.

The gunman walked up from behind him and opened fire for no apparent reason, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.

When Goforth fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and shot him some more, authorities said. He died at the scene.

“He was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing,” Hickman said. “I have been in law enforcement for 45 years, I have never seen anything this cold-blooded.”

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3 thoughts on “Texas deputy killed ‘execution-style’ while fueling patrol car”

  1. I guess the obvious question is what made this Deputy a victim of a hit. Judging by the area it occurred he must have been involved in some law activity that upset someone. That was definitely a professional type hit by someone.
    Now we need to know how far up the food chain the hit was ordered and by whom.
    The problem is that usually murder is associated with someone close to you.
    In a hit, there is nothing to associate because the person doing it is normally a stranger.
    The pattern is that the hit is performed. The gun is dropped at the scene. The person doing the hit simply walks away.
    The only hope the law officials have is to get evidence from the security cameras around the area.
    Intensive recovery of any video randomly shot at the time of the hit is the only hope they have of finding out who did it and why.
    In the meantime, the other victims are the family of the person shot. Hopefully they will be taken care of.

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