Off-duty Galveston officer shoots suspect

- An off-duty Galveston Police Department officer fired his weapon at a female suspect who was pronounced dead at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) John Sealy Hospital. 

Police say the off-duty officer was leaving from his home on Avenue J along with his family. As he left his home, he observed a disturbance nearby. After he learned that one person was carrying a firearm, he told his family to walk away. At one point, shots were fired before 7 p.m. Thursday on 11th Street near Broadway. The officer fired his weapon and a female suspect was struck. She was taken to the hospital where she died. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office and Galveston County District Attorney's office are investigating the shooting.

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