TEXAS CITY, Texas – Texas City Police said its unknown whether the injuries a man sustained Tuesday were self-inflicted or a result of an officer firing his weapon. This comes hours after Texas City Police initially said that the officer had shot and wounded the man while responding to a call.
The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. at a residence located in the 11000 block of FM 517 in Texas City. Police were dispatched to the area in response to a report there was a suicidal man with a gun who had fired a shot inside the home.
Shortly after officers arrived on scene, they notified dispatch that shots had been fired and the man was down on the porch. Additional officers responded to the residence and observed that the man appeared to sustain gunshot wounds, the Texas City Police Department stated in a release. The officers detained the man and rendered aid.
Paramedics transported the man to an area hospital via Life Flight.
Texas City Police said an officer did fire his service weapon at least twice while on the scene and added that they do not yet know whether man’s were injuries were self-inflicted or a result of the officer firing his weapon.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the incident.