LA MARQUE, Texas - A man has died after an officer-involved shooting in La Marque.
The shooting occurred around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Pirtle Street.
Initial reports said a 22-year-old man was in a vehicle, got out and ran across the street to a driveway, when the La Marque police officer opened fire.
The La Marque Police Department says the man had been identified as a person of interest in an ongoing investigation related to recent shootings in the city, and the officer was responding to a report that he was sighted in the area.
The officer called for assistance over radio for shots fired. Law enforcement agencies from Texas City, Santa Fe, and Galveston County Sheriff’s office responded.
The man was taken to the hospital, where he later passed away.
The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave, and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s office will be conducting independent investigations. Were told that the La Marque Police Department will be holding a press conference sometime later this morning.