Harris County Deputy Slain During Traffic Stop

Photo: Harris County Constable Precinct 5

A Harris County deputy was shot to death during a traffic stop in Houston early today. Houston police say Harris County Corporal Charles Galloway was shot multiple times when a man opened fire as he got out of the vehicle that had been stopped. Galloway, who was a 12-year veteran of the department, died at the scene. The shooting took place in the 9100 block of Beechnut at approximately 12:45 a.m.

"Corporal Galloway did not have an opportunity to defend himself in this brutal attack," said Constable Heap. "We cannot have people like this on our streets. I do not want to raise my family, my grandchildren, in a county where this type of crime is running rampant," said Constable Ted Heap. "Corporal Galloway was very much loved by the men and women he served with," said Constable Heap. "There's a lot of broken up officers who he meant a lot to in their lives."

"The City of Houston extends our condolences and prayers to the family of Corporal Charles Galloway and the men and women of the office of Harris County Constable of Precinct 5. Corporal Galloway served with honor and distinction, and his life was taken as he served to keep the rest of us safe. Thank you for your service.", said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. "The person(s) responsible for taking Corporal Galloway's life will be found and brought to justice. It is just a matter of time. There is no place you can hide. If anyone has any information on the person(s) who committed this senseless act of violence, please provide it to law enforcement."

The suspect is still being sought. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner urged the suspect to turn himself in peacefully.

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