UPDATE: Suspect in Custody After Ambush and Execution-Style Murder of Police Officer

Image Credit: Surveillance Video/Harris County Sheriff's OfficeImage Credit: Surveillance Video/Harris County Sheriff's Office

Update: The Harris County Sheriff’s Department announced that a suspect has been arrested in the ambush and execution style murder of Deputy Darren Goforth. A press conference is scheduled for 4:30 pm Central time.

After an all night manhunt for the suspect who killed Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, police descended on a home in Northwest Houston at 2:30 am after a tip came in. A red Ford Ranger, the same type of vehicle that Goforth’s killer was driving, was in the driveway. A man was taken in for questioning as a person of interest. On Saturday morning, ABC 13 Eyewitness News reports that a person of interest was being questioned, however no arrest has been made.

The mother of the individual who was being questioned claimed that her son was innocent. The unnamed woman told Eyewitness News, “My son is innocent. I was in the house with him, so when that happened my son was home.” However, police recovered two bags of evidence, including a weapon, during their search.

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A press conference is scheduled to take place at 1 pm Central at 1200 Baker Street Media Room. Those wishing to attend need to produce a valid ID for entry.

As of 10 am Central, police were still searching the home. Chauncer Glover, news anchor and reporter for Eyewitness News, tweeted about the evidence discovered by the police.

Deputy Darren Goforth was ambushed and shot execution-style while in full uniform as he was filling his patrol car with gas. The suspect approached him from behind and shot him several times. After Goforth fell, the suspect reportedly stood over him and continued to fire rounds into him. Based upon surveillance video, it appears that the suspect is black.

A passerby, referred to only as Mackenzie, said, “We were driving on West Road and we heard the shots, and when I turned and looked, the lady was screaming over top of him. So we busted a U-turn into the parking lot and that’s when we saw what had happened.”

A memorial where Deputy Goforth was killed has been growing all morning.

This story is developing.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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