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(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) – A person of interest has been taken in for questioning in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, authorities say.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas Friday night when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was on the ground. Goforth was in full uniform at the time.

“It appears to be an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police officer,” Harris County Sherrif Ron Hickman said.

“I’ve been in law enforcement 45 years,” said Hickman, according to ABC station KTRK-TV. “I don’t recall another incident this cold blooded and cowardly.”

During the manhunt, law enforcement officials used surveillance video to identify the man in question. 

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