Update as of 6:22 a.m. EDT: Police early Saturday arrested the suspect in the fatal shooting of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, Fox News reported. The man was reportedly taken into custody at Pine Falls and Sunny Ridge in northwest Harris County, authorities said, adding that the suspect’s mother assisted law enforcement officers in the capture of her son. The identity of the suspect has not been revealed.

Update as of 2:24 a.m. EDT: Harris County Sheriff’s Office released photos of the suspect and the vehicle involved in the fatal shooting of Deputy Darren Goforth. The incident took place at the Chevron station, located at West Road and Telge Road, in Houston.

Update as of 1:35 a.m. EDT: Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman has identified the deputy who was fatally shot at a gas station in Houston Friday night as Darren Goforth, 47, calling the incident an "unprovoked attack." The deputy is survived by his wife and two children.

Original story:

A sheriff’s deputy in uniform was fatally shot Friday night while filling his patrol car at a gas station in Houston. The identity of the deputy has not been released, but authorities reportedly said that he was a 10-year veteran of the force.

A man approached the deputy at the gas station and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan said, according to the Associated Press. The suspect fired more shots after the deputy fell to the ground.

A manhunt is underway for the suspect. The sheriff's office described him as “a dark complected male, 5'10 - 6 ft, white t-shirt and red shorts.”

"This is a very tough moment right now for the Harris County Sheriff's Office. I can ask you if you give us your prayers and your thoughts," Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputy Thomas Gilliland said, according to local media. "It's tough enough being a deputy and being in law enforcement in this country right now, but for people, the way that they are right now, I have no words for what this type of person did, the callousness is much."

Gilliland added that the incident may have been a random vicious act.

"We are actively searching for this suspect as of right now. I can tell you that with diligence and justice, this suspect will be caught and he will be brought to justice," Gilliland said.

Several images from the scene of the incident were posted on social media.