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Police seek motive in 'cold-blooded assassination' of Houston officer

Police seek motive in 'cold-blooded assassination' of Houston officer

Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing. Shannon J. Miles was charged Saturday with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas at a Chevron station Friday night when the gunman approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, continuing to fire after the deputy had fallen to the ground. The deputy had gone to the station in Cypress, a middle-class to upper middle-class suburban...

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