Freeport police shoot, kill suspect during gunfight


Police received a call around 6:55pm about shots fired in the 700 block of West 6th Street. Officers responded to the scene, and as they were talking to witnesses, one of them pointed out the suspect's vehicle as it drove by.

Officers followed the vehicle to the intersection of Cedar and West 8th Street and ordered the suspect to show his hands but he refused. As officers opened the suspect's car door, he pointed a gun at them and opened fire.

At least three officers fired their guns back, and the suspect was shot and killed. None of the officers were injured.

The incident is being investigated by Brazoria County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers, and the Freeport Police Department is assisting in the investigation.

Right now, police are not releasing the name of the suspect. He's been described only as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25.

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