En uniformert politimann i  Texas ble skutt og drept sent fredag kveld i hva politiet kalte «a bizarre incident». Etter at politimannen Darren H. Goforth kom ut av butikken etter å ha fylt bensin gikk en mann opp til ham bakfra og skjøt ham. Da Goforth falt i bakken ble han skutt gjentatte ganger.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, had just come out of the convenience store of a Houston Chevron gas station where he had filled his patrol car when a man «walked up behind him and literally shot him to death,» Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a news conference.

After Goforth fell to the ground, the suspect stood over him and fired several more times.

«It appears to be an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police officer,» Hickman said.

Hickman said it appeared at this time that Goforth may have been targeted simply because he was a law enforcement officer. «It strikes us all at the heart of public service,» he said.

«A bizarre incident» eller rasemotivert drap på politiet? Det var vært så mange uprovoserte mord på politimenn i Amerika de siste årene at man må da snart offentlig innrømme at det er et mønster her?

150829-usnews-texas-cop-slay-suspect-composite-3a_d2ac7495748a05783a358220c88319b6.nbcnews-ux-600-480

Overvåkningskameraet fanget opp den mistenkte drapsmannen.

Politimann drept

 

Politiet beskrev den mistenkte som en mørkhudet mann tidlig i tyveårene iført hvit t-skjorte og røde shorts.

Earlier, police described the suspect as a «dark-complected male» in his early 20s wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts. He was reportedly driving a dark red or maroon extended cab Ford Ranger.

ANNONSE

150829-usnews-texas-sheriff-goforth-311a_a19bb775ad82819baeee3184c5d5fa0d.nbcnews-ux-600-700

Deputy Darren Goforth ble 47 år gammel.


NBC News

ANNONSE
Liker du det du leser? Vipps noen kroner til Document på 13629