JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed while making a traffic stop near Houston.

The incident happened about 12:45 p.m. Friday in a residential cul-de-sac 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the 10-year veteran of his force was making the traffic stop when someone approached him from behind and shot him multiple times. The deputy was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Gonzalez says a suspect has been detained.

The deputy’s identity hasn’t been released, but Gonzalez says he is well-known to the community and a close friend.

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