Police kill gunman after standoff at Galveston Bay-area home

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas – Police fatally shot an armed suspect Wednesday after an hourslong standoff at his home in a community near Galveston Bay, officials said.

An officer dispatched to the home in Clear Lake Shores at about 5 a.m. Wednesday was met with a gunshot from inside, the community's police department said. The officer injured his shoulder diving from the porch to safety.

After 4 1/2 hours of negotiations and the rescue of one person, the suspect threatened officers with a gun as they approached the house, so the officers shot him dead, Police Chief Tracy Keele said.

No identities have been released. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Clear Lake Shores is 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Galveston.