A 30-year-old Houston man facing a charge of capital murder in the killing of a deputy was arraigned on Monday in a case the county sheriff tied to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign against police violence.
Shannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him.
Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car.
Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court. Fifteen 40-caliber shell casings were around him, she said.
Surveillance video showed a black male shooting Goforth, a 10-year veteran officer, in the back of the head and standing over Goforth and shooting more, Anderson said.
Deputies searched Miles’s garage and found a loaded 40-caliber gun and the same brand of ammunition as the casings found at the scene, Anderson said. Forensic testing determined the gun was the one fired at the scene, she said.
“He unloaded the entire weapon into Deputy Goforth,” Anderson said.