Harris County Pct. 5 deputy shot, killed during traffic stop

Posted 114 days ago


HOUSTON — A Harris County Precinct 5 corporal was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a traffic stop in southwest Houston.

The deputy has been identified as Corporal Charles Galloway. He has been with the department for 12 and a half years and recently served as a field training officer.

During an early morning press conference, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner called this incident senseless and said he believes an assault-type weapon was used in this shooting.

Finner said Galloway was conducting a traffic stop and before he could get out of his patrol car, the suspect got out of his vehicle and started firing his weapon towards Galloway before driving off. Multiple shots were fired, Finner confirmed.

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said it appears Galloway didn't even have time to respond or defend himself.

“Message to the suspect, the best thing you can do is turn yourself in peacefully," Finner said.

Heap said we are seeing these types of incidents on a regular basis in Harris County and it has to stop.

“We have got to put an end to this," Heap said. “I don’t want to raise my family, my grandchildren, in a county where this type of crime is running rampant.”

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