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Police identify League City man struck multiple times in officer-involved shooting

Peter Smith was involved in an officer  involved shooting non Friday, March 13.
Peter Smith was involved in an officer involved shooting non Friday, March 13. (League City Police)

HOUSTON – A tense standoff between a man and League City police officers ended in an officer-involved shooting Friday night, according to a department spokesperson.

Officers were dispatched to an area near Texas Avenue and Hewitt Street in League City and when they arrived, officials say a man, identified as 46-year-old Peter Smith, shot at them.

No officers were struck in the gunfire but one of their patrol cars was struck by a bullet.

Officials say Smith then ran into a field. Authorities said Smith was wearing body armor and had taken a position inside a deep ditch. Police and Smith exchanged gunfire and Smith was shot multiple times, although it is unclear how many officers shot at him.

Police were able to take Smith into custody and he was taken to Clear Lake Regional by paramedics, where he remains in the ICU.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney are now investigating, as is the procedure with officer-involved shootings.

Smith has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant. His bail was set at $500,000 total.


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