Man Accused Of Shooting Texas Deputy Says Voices Told Him To Do It

Kelli Wiese
August 22, 2019 - 10:17 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Romando Powell is charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Houston police say Harris County Precinct 7 deputy constable Quinton Goodill was doing a traffic stop on a vehicle with Florida license plates.  

When the deputy approached the vehicle, police say Powell immediately fired several shots at the deputy from inside the vehicle and struck the deputy in the upper chest area of his bullet-proof vest and his flashlight. 

As the deputy ran to find cover, Powell continued to fire his weapon at him. 

Powell then fled the scene in his vehicle. 

He was taken into custody a short time later.

Officers recovered a loaded weapon with a high-capacity magazine, a bullet-proof vest and a large amount of rounds of ammunition. 

The deputy is at home recovering.

Prosecutors say Powell used to be a security guard at a children’s hospital.