Video: Press conference of Victoria officer-involved shooting

Bianca Montes By Bianca Montes

April 26, 2015 at 12:54 a.m.
Updated April 26, 2015 at 7:45 p.m.

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A Victoria man, 25, is dead after an overnight shooting involving Victoria Police Department officers.

The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at an apartment in the 800 block of Simpson Road behind Academy Sports shopping center. Family members identified the deceased as Brandon Lawrence, 25, who lives on Simpson Road. A DeTar Hospital confirmed a man by that name was pronounced dead there.

The shooting happened after officers were confronted by a suspect with a weapon, said Detective Tanya Brown, spokeswoman for the department.

Details on why the shooting happened were not available at the scene or Sunday morning.

Visit VictoriaAdvocate.com as this story continues to develop. Full coverage will be in Monday's Advocate.

To reach the reporter on the story, contact Bianca Montes, bmontes@vicad.com or 214-763-3801.

Victoria police have scheduled a press conference for later today to discuss the shooting. Stay tuned to VictoriaAdvocate.com for video of the press conference.


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