Suspect found dead after standoff at home near Galveston Bay

Posted at 8:04 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 20:09:33-05

A 46-year-old man was fatally shot by police officers in Southeast Texas when he threatened them with a gun after an hours-long standoff at his home in a lakefront community, authorities said Thursday.

Clear Lake Shores Police Chief Tracy Keele told The Associated Press that officers shot William Weldon at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when he threatened officers.

The standoff had started several hours earlier when an officer responding to a domestic disturbance at the house was shot at. The officer injured his shoulder diving from the porch to safety.

Weldon’s girlfriend was later released as officers negotiated with the man, Keele said.

Police said Officer Eric Galvan broke his shoulder in the fall and it will require surgery.