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Bmt Fire Rescue: Man on motorcycle injured in crash
BEAUMONT - Investigators are at the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle at Highland Avenue and Florida in Beaumont.

According to a Beaumont Fire Rescue dispatcher, paramedics transported the man on the motorcycle to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth.

The crash happen around 12:15 a.m. Sunday.

You can expect delays if you're traveling southbound on Highland Avenue near Florida because lanes have been shut down.

KFDM photojournalist German Cortez is at the scene.

Stay with KFDM News for updates.

Authorities release name and photo of suspect in shooting of Harris County deputy
HOUSTON (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the ambush of a sheriff's deputy while he was filling his patrol car with gas at a station in suburban Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J. Miles, who is in police custody.

Hickman says Miles had a previous record including charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.

Authorities said they are not sure of the motive in what Hickman has described as a "cold-blooded assassination" of Deputy Darren Goforth.

Authorities arrest suspect in murder of deputy in Harris County
HOUSTON (AP) --    Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station.
   Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. CDT to discuss the arrest.
   Officials with the sheriff's office declined to comment on details of the arrest or what charge the suspect might face until the news conference.
   Deputy Darren Goforth was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, continuing to fire after the deputy had fallen to the ground.
   Earlier Saturday, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said officials were questioning a person of interest and had a search warrant for a two-story brick home.

Officer-involved shooting leaves man in stable condition, facing charges
PRESS RELEASE: CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE:

Lake Charles – At approximately 11:30 p.m. yesterday evening the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a local bar on Hwy 171 in Moss Bluff in reference to a man passed out and unresponsive, later identified as Joshua H. Heinbach, 32, Sulphur.  When deputies arrived Heinbach had already left in a car with his girlfriend driving.  When Heinbach began beating his girlfriend in the car she pulled over near Hwy 171 and Theriot Road and called 911.  When a deputy arrived at the scene Heinbach ran behind a home and a short chase ensued.  Once the deputy went through a fence Heinback came at the deputy, at which time the deputy fired one shot, hitting Heinbach in the upper torso.  The deputy immediately rendered aid until medical personnel arrived.    
         
Heinbach was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.   He will be charged with domestic abuse, battery, simple battery on a police officer; and trespassing.

            Sheriff Tony Mancuso has requested the Louisiana State Police conduct an investigation into the officer involved shooting incident.

Person of interest questioned in murder of deputy at Harris County gas station

HOUSTON (AP) -- Authorities said Saturday they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.


Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, authorities said.


Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said officials are speaking with a person of interest in connection with the shooting and have obtained a search warrant for the two-story brick home where the person lives. No arrests have been made, Gilliland said. A news conference is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.


Nine patrol cars, including one with the words "crime scene unit" on the side of the vehicle, were parked near the home, which is about a quarter-mile from the gas station in Copperfield, a middle-class to upper middle-class area of Harris County that is unincorporated.


Police described the suspect as a male with a dark complexion, about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts and driving a red or maroon pickup-style truck with an extended cab. Authorities did not say what race they believe him to be.


Goforth was a 10-year veteran of the force, had a wife and two children, according to Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman.


"In my 45 years in law enforcement, I can't recall another incident so cold-blooded and cowardly," Hickman said, who added no motive had been determined.


An impromptu memorial had begun Saturday morning at the Chevron station pump that Goforth was using on Friday night, a pile of balloons, flowers, candles and notes, including one that said, "Gone but never forgotten R.I.P. Deputy Goforth." The gas station was open, but that pump was closed.


Brian McCullar knew Goforth because the deputy had patrolled his neighborhood, which is about two miles from the gas station, and spoke often.


"He was passionate about what he did," the 49-year-old said, adding, "We're still in shock. ... It's a huge loss for his family. It's a huge loss for this area.


"You're talking about a guy that made a difference."


Goforth had traveled to the Chevron station after responding to a routine car accident, Gilliland said.


"He was pumping gas into his vehicle and the male suspect came up behind him and shot the deputy multiple times," Gilliland told the Houston Chronicle. "The deputy fell to ground. The suspect came over and shot the deputy again multiple times as he lay on the ground."


Detectives were checking security camera video for possible clues.


"I can tell you with diligence and justice the suspect will be caught," Gilliland told the newspaper. "And he will be brought to justice ... This is a very callous individual."


Harris County Sheriff's deputies and homicide investigators joined officers from other agencies, including the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston Police Department, in the search.


"This is a very tough moment right now for the Harris County Sheriff's Office," Gilliland said. "Keep us in your prayers and in your thoughts."


Bob Goerlitz, president of the Harris County Deputies Organization, said the incident was "shocking."


"We've been warned of things like this, because of public sentiment nationally and events over the last few years ... It's just horrific. That's the only way to describe it."


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