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Police seek motive in 'cold-blooded assassination' of Houston officer

Police seek motive in 'cold-blooded assassination' of Houston officer

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon J. Miles, whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, was to be arraigned Monday in the shooting of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Miles' arrest Saturday came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Goforth at a suburban Houston Chevron station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the attack was "clearly unprovoked," and there is no...

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