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Police say an armed burglar who "engaged" an officer in a La Marque neighborhood was shot and killed

According to authorities, police were called to the 800 block of Retama just after 10 p.m. Sunday on a reported burglary in which the suspect threatened a resident with a deadly weapon.

Police said the suspect ran from the house to a neighboring home where an officer confronted the assailant. The suspect was then shot and killed.

The Galveston County district attorney and sheriff's offices are investigating the incident.

Link to Galveston County Daily News story

Incident: Burglary of a Habitation with intent to commit other Felony

                (Officer involved shooting)


Date: December 3rd, 2017



  On December 3rd, 2017 at approximately 10:07 PM the La Marque Police Department responded to a burglary in which the suspect threatened the victim with a deadly weapon. This occurred in the 800 block of Retama in the City of La Marque. The suspect fled the victim’s residence and was located by officers in an adjacent structure near the victim’s residence.



  Once the armed suspect was located the Officer engaged him and subsequently discharged his firearm striking the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.


  La Marque Police Department contacted the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. The officer involved shooting investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office.


Further information will be released as the investigation allows

Gregory Ham
Dead Burglar

A tragedy that could have been prevented.

The goal of every officer is to go home at the end of their shift. I am glad to hear the officer was able to go home.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 12/4/2017 9:04:40 PM

Well, I'm glad the officer resolved the issue with Greg "Dead Burglar" Ham and is able to go home and spend Christmas with his family. Greg on the other hand, lived by the sword and died by the sword.
Posted by Sasquatch at 12/5/2017 11:02:18 AM

On 11/03/2015 Ham was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second degree felony. The case was dismissed 02/09/2016 after a Galveston County Grand Jury declined to indict him.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 12/5/2017 1:54:41 PM

The guy injures both Officers with a "weapon" and pays the ultimate price. A good offense is a good defense. Glad the Officers were 't seriously injured or killed!
Posted by Big Al at 12/6/2017 10:16:29 AM

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