Yet another police officer has been shot and killed this weekend.
The latest ambush-style killing occurred in Harris County, Texas.
Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, a 12-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
Corporal Galloway was reportedly shot during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.
Our detectives are on the scene of the shooting in the 9100 block of Beechnut Street.
HPD commanders and PIO are at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where any further information will be released in a media briefing. #hounews https://t.co/D4B2vmYNF5
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 23, 2022
The suspect, a young Hispanic male, had been stopped by the officer around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.
He reportedly left his vehicle, a white, four-door Toyota Avalon, and immediately opened fire on the deputy.
The suspect then got back into his vehicle and fled the scene.
There is now a manhunt underway for the man…
Officials confirm the Pct 5 fallen deputy is Corporal Charles Galloway. He has been with the deparment for 12 years. Constable Heap says Corporal Galloway was thought of as a mentor in the department. #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/qcpxcgU8Qz
— Lauren Talarico (@KHOULauren) January 23, 2022
This is now at least the third officer killed in this fashion this weekend.
The year has only begun and we are already at a pace that rivals last year’s assaults on police officers.
Rest in peace, Corporal Galloway, and thank you for your service.
This is a developing story and we will continue to monitor for the apprehension of the shooter.
Source: Fox News