GALVESTON, Texas — The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office along with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a Galveston police officer.

On Saturday at about 8:30 p.m., the officer was called to a disturbance in the 2900 block of Sunny Lane. The officer came across the suspect’s vehicle leaving the scene and attempted to get the suspect to stop, but he refused.

The suspect led the officer on a brief chase until the suspect crashed into a ditch on the side of a road near 9 Mile Road and Stewart Road.

After the crash, the suspect got out of the vehicle and at that point the officer shot the suspect.

Officers on scene rendered aid until paramedics arrived and transported him to UTMB. His condition is stable.

Galveston police said a gun was recovered on scene.

Thee Galveston police officer was later identified as 2-year-old William Hardman. Hardman has been with the department since April 2017. 

The department said Officer Hardman has not been involved in a police shooting before this incident nor has he received any discipline since working for the Galveston Police Department. 

He has been placed on administrative leave.

Disturbance Call Leads to Officer Involved Shooting Saturday night,... October 12th, at approximately 8:30pm Galveston Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 2900 block of Sunny Ln. As the first officer arrived, he observed the suspect vehicle, described as a white GMC pick-up truck, leaving the scene.

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