Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the prisoner had ingested some sort of drugs at the Galveston County Courthouse and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Please continue to avoid the trauma center and Garage 2. An officer involved shooting has occurred. It does NOT involve any UTMB officers. An investigation is ongoing. The person shot is being treated at the trauma center. No officers are injured.— UTMBPolice (@UTMBPOLICE) July 11, 2019
At one point, the prisoner took off running at the hospital. A deputy caught up with the man, and fired his weapon inside Parking Garage No. 2.
The inmate was taken to the emergency center for a gunshot wound. The deputy who fired the weapon was not injured.
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The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.