Killer unloaded ‘entire pistol’ into deputy, DA says – CNN

Houston, Texas (CNN)The deputy never saw the man who walked up behind him and shot him in the head before unloading an entire 14-round magazine into his body, a Harris County, Texas, prosecutor said Monday.

Deputy Darren Goforth was found in a pool of blood next to his patrol car, which he had been filling up with gas at the time of this death, District Attorney Devon Anderson said.

Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder in Goforth’s Friday slaying. He arrived at Harris County District Court in Houston wearing the yellow jumpsuit the county assigns to high-security inmates, his wrists and ankles shackled to his waist. Miles did not speak much during the hearing, but at one point, Judge Denise Collins admonished Miles to address her as “ma’am.”

Surveillance video of the shooting shows Miles wearing a white T-shirt, red shorts and tennis shoes as he walks up behind Goforth, Anderson said.

“He puts a gun to the back of his head and shoots,” Anderson said, describing the video. Even when Goforth hits the ground, Miles “continues to unload his gun,” she said.

Shannon J. Miles is accused of killing Deputy Darren Goforth. Shannon J. Miles is accused of killing Deputy Darren Goforth.

“The gun holds 14 in the magazine and one in the chamber,” Anderson told reporters after the hearing. “He unloaded the entire pistol into Deputy Goforth.”

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