Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Houston-area deputy

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HOUSTON — Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. CDT to discuss the arrest.

Officials with the sheriff’s office declined to comment on details of the arrest or what charge the suspect might face until the news conference.

Deputy Darren Goforth was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, continuing to fire after the deputy had fallen to the ground.

Earlier Saturday, Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said officials were questioning a person of interest and had a search warrant for a two-story brick home.

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