Thank goodness they caught him so quickly. And I have some faith that, assuming they got the right guy, that he will be given the death penalty.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the “execution-style” shooting of a uniformed Texas sheriff’s deputy.
Shannon J. Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren H. Goforth, officials said Saturday afternoon.
Goforth, 47, was killed Friday night after exiting a Houston gas station convenience store.
Miles was charged with capital murder Saturday afternoon after being questioned as a person of interest by authorities. Police say they are not looking for additional suspects.
Miles has a previous criminal record, which includes trespassing and disorderly conduct with a firearm, Hickman said. A weapon from Goforth’s shooting was recovered, and ballistics tests “indicate it is a match” with a weapon belonging to Miles, he added.
Investigators did not know what the motive was and believe the suspect targeted the married father of two simply because he was in uniform.