DICKINSON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway
after authorities say a Texas City police officer opened fire at an armed man
who was reportedly suicidal Tuesday.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office confirmed the shooting
along Strom Road, just south of FM-517, near Dickinson.
The officer in the incident is OK, and the wounded suspect
was taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The suspect's condition
wasn't immediately disclosed.
Later Tuesday, Texas City police elaborated on what led up
to the shots fired.
At about 10:30 a.m., officers received a call of a suicidal
man who had been shooting inside a home in the 11000 block of Strom.
When officers arrived, they almost immediately told
dispatchers that shots were fired and a person was down on the porch.
Police revealed an officer discharged his service weapon at
least twice, but it's not known whether the suspect's injuries were
self-inflicted or from the officer's weapon.
The case is being turned over to the Galveston County
sheriff's and district attorney's offices for investigation.