Galveston Police Department

Luis Fernendo Argueta, a 19-year-old male, died from gunshots fired by a Galveston police officer.

According to a press release by Galveston County Sherriff’s Office, the morning of Monday, June 25, at approximately 3 a.m., the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a request from Galveston Police Department to assist in the investigation of an Officer involved shooting at the 5300 block of Ave. L. 

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On Monday, Feb. 5, at about 3:15 a.m., the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call that a shooting had just occurred in the 1800 block of Strand Street and that one person had been shot, the department said in a release.

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Content note: photo of dead child 

Galveston police released autopsy results and a photo of the dead boy found on the beach last October on Jan. 30 in a push to identify the body, the department said in a release.

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On Jan. 8, at about 4:30 a.m., Galveston Police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible shots fired on the 8th floor of the San Luis Hotel, the department said in a release.

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James Merritt, Jr. | Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

On Dec. 20, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Warrant Division and Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force members assisted the Special Crimes Unit in the arrest of James Merritt, Jr., Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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On Oct. 20, the Galveston Police Department located the body of a male child on the sand near the surf in the 700 block of Seawall Blvd when responding to a 911 call, the department said in a Facebook post.

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