• In this Aug. 19, 2015, photo, children play with Play-Doh at Kids Safe Zone community center in Baltimore. The clubhouse, which occupies an abandoned laundromat, opened in June in response to unrest that ripped through the neighborhood’s streets and marked the beginning of the most violent summer the city has seen in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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  • Shannon Miles is escorted out of a courtroom after a hearing, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. Miles has been charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. He is being held without bond. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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  • Shannon Miles is escorted out of a courtroom after a hearing, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Houston. Miles has been charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. He is being held without bond. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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  • Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLE

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    HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

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  • This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 shows Shannon J. Miles. Prosecutors in Texas are charging the 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of Darren Goforth, a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a “senseless and cowardly act.”