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