A woman is dead after an off-duty Galveston police officer shot her on Thursday night, according to officials.
The officer was with his wife and child near 11th Street and Broadway Avenue J around 6 p.m. when he saw a disturbance, police said.
As the officer approached the situation, he saw a woman with a gun, authorities said.
The officer sent his family away and shots were fired, according to reports. Police said it is not clear how many shots were fired or if the woman pointed or fired the gun at the officer.
"To be honest, I don't know if he got that far. The details are still coming in and do to the infancy of the investigation, a lot of that we won't be able to release at this time to make sure the investigation stays pristine," Galveston Police Lt. Joshua Schirard said when asked if the off-duty officer identified himself as an officer beofre shooting the woman.
The woman was struck and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.
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