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

Saturday afternoon, police in Houston announced they made an arrest of a suspect named Shannon J. Miles possibly involved in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

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.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said there was no motive yet, and they were not looking for any other suspects.

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

“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.”

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