CNN, By Chris Boyette, Apr. 4, 2022
(CNN) – Three people are facing capital murder charges after an off-duty Harris County deputy was shot and killed while leaving a grocery store with his wife, officials said.
Deputy Darren Almendarez, 51, and his wife were walking to their truck at a Houston-area store around 8:35 p.m. Thursday when they saw a black Nissan Altima backed up to their vehicle and two men underneath the truck, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
The men were allegedly trying to steal the truck's catalytic converter, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.