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Galveston Co. deputies shoot and kill man they say approached them with shotgun

The man reportedly approached deputies armed with a shotgun when those deputies opened fire on him.

BACLIFF, Texas — An armed man was shot and killed by deputies in Galveston County after an hours-long standoff in Bacliff overnight.

It started before 8 p.m. near the intersection of 6th Street and Avenue B.  The sheriff’s office was called by a warrant service about a man they were looking for out of Harris County who had barricaded himself inside a home.

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Deputies got there and were able to talk with the man.  Sometime between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., deputies say the suspect walked out of the house with a shotgun. That’s when deputies shot him. The suspect died at the scene.

No deputies were injured.

The suspect, who at this point is only identified as a white male around 40 years old, had three felony warrants out of Galveston County and according to Sheriff Henry Trochesset, had just bonded out in Brazoria County.

Because it involved a Galveston County deputy, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.