Teen charged in April shooting death of Galveston security guard

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Brandon Ledford, 19, has been charged with the murder of Phillip Molis.

Murder charges have been filed in connection with the shooting death of a Galveston security guard earlier this year.

Brandon Ledford, 19, has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Phillip Molis. According to investigators, Molis was walking through the San Luis Resort's back parking lot at about 10:15 p.m. on April 9 when he saw at least three men involved in what investigators called "suspicious activity."

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When Molis approached those three men, they turned and fired shots, hitting him. Molis was immediately taken to UTMB where he was rushed into surgery. He died a week later.

Ledford is currently in custody in Fort Bend County. Authorities are expected to release more information about the circumstances surrounding his arrest on Friday.

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A security guard from Galveston's San Luis Resort has died from a gunshot wound, and Galveston police are searching for at least three men who attacked him.


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