Marshal shoots man while serving warrant

March 6, 2012 12:59:19 PM PST
A man was shot by officers during the service of felony warrants in Dickinson early Tuesday.

About 6:30am, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force members went to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of the Gulf Freeway in Dickinson, seeking to apprehend two men wanted in connection with a February shooting in La Marque.

Task Force members forced their way through an apartment door. As officers made entry, officials say a man brandishing an assault rifle reportedly threatened officers with the rifle. He was shot once in the upper body by a deputy US Marshal who was part of the entry team.

The man, a 32-year-old reportedly from La Marque, was taken via air ambulance to UTMB Hospital in Galveston. At last report, he was being treated in an intensive care unit.

Galveston County Sheriff's detectives are handling the investigation of the shooting as well as the discovery of a stash of weapons and narcotics found at the apartment. They are awaiting search warrants to further their probe at the scene.

The two individuals Task Force members were looking for ? 24-year-old Danny Jarrod Hamilton of Texas City and 23-year-old Eric Eugene Hadnott of Dickinson ? were found inside the apartment and taken into custody without further incident.

Hamilton stands charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as an outstanding Harris County warrant for discharge of a firearm in a metropolitan area. His bonds total $300,000. Hadnott's charges include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He is being held on bonds totaling $400,000.

Both Hamilton and Hadnott are alleged to have been involved in a February 8, shooting incident along the Gulf Freeway in La Marque.