Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Texas while pumping gas
A Harris County, Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while pumping gas on Friday night. The deputy was a 10-year veteran assigned to the west district patrol in District 5.
A manhunt is currently under way for the suspect.
From Fox News:
"A Texas sheriff’s deputy was reportedly shot and killed late Friday after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a gas station.
"Fox affiliate KRIV reports the Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was shot once in the head and three times in the back at around 8:30 p.m. at the gas station on West Rd. and Telge in northwest Harris County. The officer died from his injuries.
"Police are searching for a suspect."
Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliland confirmed the deputy was in uniform and pumping gas at a station off Telge and West when he was shot several ttimes from behind.
"A male suspect came up from behind the deputy and shot the deputy multiple times. The deputy then fell to ground. The suspect then continued over to him and shot the deputy again multiple times as he laid on the ground.
"This is a very tough moment right now for the Harris County Sheriff's Office. I can ask you if you give us your prayers and your thoughts.
"It's tough enough being a deputy and being in law enforcement in this country right now, but for people, the way that they are right now, I have no words for what this type of person did, the callousness is much," Gilliland said.
The Harris County Sheriff's Department posted information about the suspect on Twitter.
"Help locate dark complected male, 5'10 - 6 ft, white t-shirt and red shorts in a maroon or red fleet side extended cab Ford Ranger.
"Male suspect in fatal deputy shooting is guessed to be between 20-25 y/o with short hair. Traveled westbound on West Rd," the Sheriff's Department posted to Twitter.
Posted by Dan Butcher