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.
— 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