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Off Duty Galveston Police Officer Involved in Shooting

Thursday evening, March 9th 2017, at approximately 6:20pm an off-duty Galveston Police Officer was leaving a residence with his family in the 1000 block of Ave J and observed a disturbance occurring only yards away. The officer then observed that one of the subjects involved in the disturbance was brandishing a firearm. The officer quickly separated himself from his family members and confront the armed suspect, identified as a white female. During this confrontation, the officer fired at the suspect, striking her. The female was transported to the John Sealy Emergency Room where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Galveston County Sherriff’s Office in conjunction with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office are currently conducting the investigation into the shooting and arrived on scene shortly after the incident to interview witnesses, canvas the area for other potential witnesses, and process the scene for forensic evidence.

As is standard with any investigation of this type, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave. The officer’s identity has not yet been released as of yet and the suspect’s identity will be released when all proper notifications have been confirmed to have been made.

 
LT Joshua Schirard



Woman shot by Galveston police officer dies


The shooting happened at 6:20pm as the officer was leaving his home with his family, according to Galveston Police.

The officer confronted the woman, who was allegedly holding a gun.

At one point, the off-duty officer shot the woman. She was rushed to UTMB Hospital, where she later died. The officer was not hurt.

The identity of the woman and the officer has not been released.

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is now investigating, searching for additional witnesses who may have seen the officer-involved shooting.

Deputies interviewed some witnesses shortly after the incident, according to police.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave, GPD said.
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