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Suspect in Houston-area officer attack had history of mental illness

Suspect in Houston-area officer attack had history of mental illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney. Shannon J. Miles, 30, was being held without bond after an initial court hearing Monday. Prosecutors accuse him of opening fire from behind on Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday night in what the sheriff called a "cold-blooded assassination." Anderson read the probable cause statement during the hearing, saying that police received a call of an officer down at 8:20 p.m. Friday. When police arrived at the gas station in the Houston suburb of...

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