GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston police were involved in a shootout with a suspect Wednesday night, officers said.
Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale said the department received a call at around 9:50 p.m. about a suspect firing a weapon in the 1300 block of Bay Meadows Drive on the west end of the island.
Hale said officers attempted to have the suspect, a 56-year-old man who was wearing a ballistic vest, relinquish his weapon, but were unable to do so.
Hale said three officers eventually fired at the suspect, hitting him numerous times and causing non-fatal injuries. The suspect was transported to UTMB.
Per Galveston Police Department policy, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.
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