There was a lot of emotion, but few new details in an afternoon press conference regarding the case of slain Deputy Darren Goforth, who was killed in an ambush-style shooting while he was pumping gas at a Houston-area gas station Friday night.
The suspect, who has not been caught, is described as a young male, 20-25 years old, 5-feet 10-inches to 6-feet tall, with a dark complexion and wearing a white t-shirt with red shorts, according to 12 News Now. It is believed he drove off from the scene of the crime in a red or maroon truck.
The district attorney and sheriff leading the investigation into the deadly ambush shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth did not hold back their personal convictions when addressing the media about the case.
Harris County District Attorney Devon Harris took the opportunity to address anti-police rhetoric in the country.
Sheriff Ron Hickman had a similar message to deliver.
“We’ve heard black lives matter, we’ve heard all lives matter, how about we drop the qualifiers and say ‘lives matter,’” Sheriff Hickman said during the press conference.
A tweet with a similar message was posted on the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page.
At least one self-professed “blactivist” agreed with the tough message from the press conference.
A prayer vigil is scheduled for Saturday evening.
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