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Harris County Sheriff's Office(HOUSTON) — A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court Monday, adding that they found 15 shell-casings at the scene.

Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and began firing immediately, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Monday at Miles' court appearance.

Anderson said Miles kept firing even when Goforth was on the ground.

Goforth, 47, died at the gas station. Prosecutors said Monday Goforth was found face-down in a pool of blood.

An eyewitness, who saw the suspect flee, described the make and model of Miles' red Ford Ranger, prosecutors said, leading authorities to Miles' house. Prosecutors said they found a gun matching the ballistics of the gun that killed Goforth.

A witness viewed a video line-up and positively identified Miles as the shooter, prosecutors said.

Miles, who appeared disoriented in court Monday, remained cuffed throughout his appearance and wore yellow jail jumpsuit. No plea was entered. Miles was provided court-appointed attorneys.

The motive and origin of the gun have not been determined, Anderson said after court.

Anderson said she never expected to be at a crime scene Friday night, "looking at an officer dead on the ground."

"Houston is a very special place," Anderson said, where law enforcement is "treasured and valued."

The shooting appeared to be unprovoked, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said Saturday.

"Our assumption is that he [the deputy] was a target because he wore a uniform," Hickman said Saturday. "At this moment, we found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that."

Miles has a previous criminal history, including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, according to Hickman.

Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife, Kathleen, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, his brother-in-law Stephen Allison told ABC News.

"He was the rock in that family," Allison told ABC News through tears. "The kids loved him."

"I didn't have a brother... when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family," Allison said.

Kathleen Goforth said in a statement, "My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility. He was loyal...fiercely so. And he was ethical; the right thing to do is what guided his internal compass.

"I admired his quality, perhaps, the most," her statement said. "For that made Darren good. And he was good. So, if people want to know what kind of man he was...This is it. He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague, and a neighbor."


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Harris County Sheriff's Office(HOUSTON) — A 30-year-old man facing a capital murder charge is expected to be arraigned Monday in connection with the deadly shooting of a Texas law enforcement officer.

Darren Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston Friday when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Goforth, 47, died at the gas station.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman Saturday announced that the suspect, Shannon Miles, was in custody.

The shooting appeared to be unprovoked, Hickman said Saturday.

"Our assumption is that he [the deputy] was a target because he wore a uniform," Hickman said Saturday. "At this moment, we found no other motive or indication that it was anything other than that."

Miles has a previous criminal history including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, according to Hickman.

Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife, Kathleen, who works as a school teacher, and two children, ages 12 and 5, his brother-in-law Stephen Allison told ABC News.

"He was the rock in that family," Allison told ABC News through tears. "The kids loved him."

"I didn't have a brother... when they got together he was like the only other brother in my family," Allison said.

Kathleen Goforth said in a statement, "My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility. He was loyal...fiercely so. And he was ethical; the right thing to do is what guided his internal compass.

"I admired his quality, perhaps, the most," her statement said. "For that made Darren good. And he was good. So, if people want to know what kind of man he was...This is it. He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague, and a neighbor."


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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its planes clipped one another other near a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday night.

“The wing on Southwest Airlines aircraft operating flight number 280 came into contact with the wing of another Southwest aircraft, while pushing back from the gate at Oakland Airport. No customer or employee injuries were reported on either aircraft,” the airline said in a statement late Sunday.

Both aircraft have been taken out of service and will undergo maintenance evaluations.

“Safety is always our number one focus and we are conducting an internal review to identify details surrounding today's event,” Southwest said Sunday.

The airline is working to accommodate all affected customers.


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In this NOAA handout, Tropical Storm Erika weakens and falls apart over Cuba on Saturday. (NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Rescue crews are continuing to search for more than 50 people still missing in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides on the Caribbean island.

The death toll in Dominica has risen to 20.

Officials are working to evacuate roughly 1,000 people from the town of Petite-Savanne because of fears of new landslides, said Don Corritte, director of the office of disaster management. Evacuations were carried out by boat because of damage to roads and bridges.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said all the residents of the town in the country's southeast would be evacuated. He declared disaster status for nine areas, calling the extent of the devastation "monumental."

"Access by road to these communities is impossible," he said. These towns "are cut off from the rest of the country."

That same storm system, while weakened, is expected to bring up to 6 inches of rain to parts of Florida on Monday.

In the Tampa area, which has already seen more than 15 inches of rain this month, people proactively filled sandbags, hoping to contain the potential flooding.

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National Hurricane Center(HONOLULU) -- Three hurricanes are whirling in the Pacific.

Even though it's been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Ignacio is forecast to hit the Big Island on Monday and Maui on Tuesday.

Its maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Another hurricane of note is Hurricane Jimena, which the NHC said is 1630 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii as of Sunday night. The NHC also said its currently a Category 4 with 145 mph maximum sustained winds, and may even become a Category 5 soon.

The third hurricane is Kilo, centered about 610 miles south of Midway Island with maximum sustained winds at 125 mph, making it a Category 3 according to the NHC.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect from Jimena or Kilo as of Sunday night.

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