FIVE people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Texas deputy.
Last Sunday, Harris County District 5 Cpl. Charles Galloway was shot and killed while stopping his car. One suspect, Oscar Rosales, was found in Mexico on Wednesday, having fled across the border.
Authorities said Rosales’ usual wife, Reina Marquez, 40, and his brother, Henri Marquez, 42, were both charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the case.
They allegedly cleaned Rosales’ car after the murder. Two others, Jose Romel Hernandez Cruz and Jose Santos Gutierrez Cruz, were charged with obstructing prosecution.
Galloway was “brutally murdered” after “trying to stop traffic,” said Precinct Constable Ted Heap. Authorities said Galloway was shot multiple times.
At a news conference on Thursday, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Rosales had criminal records in multiple countries.
Rosales is also wanted for murder in El Salvador in the 1990s, Ogg said.
Punishment for killing an officer could end with life in prison or the death penalty, and Ogg said her office would push for the death penalty.
“This case has all the earmarks, and is a death sentence,” she said.
Galloway has been at the sheriff’s office for about 12 and a half years, Heap said.
The deputy minister mentored and trained many younger officers, who Heap said had “broken up” over death.
“He was the one who sat in the front seat with them. He was the one who taught them what to do and how to get home safely to their families. And here we are tonight with roles reversed,” said Heap.
Galloway is survived by a daughter and a sister, Heap said.
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