Gunman 'Unloaded Entire Weapon' Into Texas Deputy

Prosecutor says 15 bullets were fired
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2015 1:14 PM CDT
Gunman 'Unloaded Entire Weapon' Into Texas Deputy
Shannon Miles is escorted out of a courtroom, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. Miles has been charged with capital murder in the death of Deputy Darren Goforth. He is being held without bond.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

In the aftermath of a Texas sheriff's deputy's "execution-style" murder on Friday night, police explained that Darren Goforth was killed by a gunman who fired at him multiple times from behind a gas station. Suspected gunman Shannon Miles was today in court for the first time, and a prosecutor got even more specific about the circumstances of Goforth's death. "He unloaded the entire weapon into Deputy Goforth," said Harris County DA Devon Anderson of Miles, per NBC News. That was 15 shots: a bullet in the chamber plus a 14-bullet clip.

"They found Deputy Darren Goforth face down in a pool of his own blood," continued Anderson, per the Houston Chronicle. She says 15 shell casings were found at the scene, and a .40 caliber handgun recovered from Miles' home proved a match for the bullets that killed Goforth. The Chronicle reports Miles, 30, didn't say much during his appearance, and was dressed in the yellow uniform given to high-profile inmates. He remains in jail without bail. A motive has yet to be given for the shooting. A GoFundMe campaign for Goforth's family (he has two kids) today surpassed its $100,000 goal. (Read more Texas stories.)

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