Harris 5 Deputy Sheriff, Charles Galloway, shot dead in Beechnut

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A Harris County 5th District sheriff was shot dead early Sunday morning in what authorities called an ambush attack.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 9100 block of Beechnut during a traffic stop.

Corporal Charles Galloway overtook a car to stop traffic, and the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fired repeatedly at Galloway’s patrol car, police said.

Galloway was attacked several times and died at the scene.

Constable Ted Heap said, “Sergeant Galloway didn’t stand a chance to defend himself in this brutal attack”, Heap expressed his disappointment, “We can’t have people like this on our streets. I don’t want to raise my family, (nor) my grandchildren in a county where this kind of crime is rampant.”

Authorities described the suspect as a young Hispanic male who was last seen driving a newer, white Toyota Avalon.

Galloway joined District 5 in 2009, serving Harris County for over 12 years. Galloway most recently served in the road toll department as a field training officer. He is 47 years old.

Constable Heap said: “Sergeant Galloway was greatly loved by the men and women he served with,“There are so many officers who have parted with whom he meant so much in their lives. surname “.

HPD is handling the investigation into the Galloway shooting. Funeral service pending.

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