Update, 5:30 p.m.

The manhunt for Wilhelm Millhausen has ended without an arrest.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset said his office is seeking a warrant for Millhausen and will continue investigate the shooting. 

Original article


Deputies are searching parts of San Leon for a suspected gunman this afternoon after a woman was shot and wounded in the unincorporated community, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

Deputies are searching for Wilhelm Erik Millhausen, 25, of San Leon, Trochesset said. He is a suspect in the shooting that happened around 1 p.m. on 24th Street in San Leon, Trochesset said.

The woman, who has not been named, was found wounded in the middle of a residential street, Trochesset said. She was conscious and able to talk to deputies while she was transported to a local hospital, Trochesset said.

The woman was shot in the abdomen with a .22-caliber rifle, Trochesset said.

Deputies have set up a perimeter in the area of the shooting, and a Department of Public Safety helicopter is assisting in the search, Trochesset said.

San Leon Elementary School, at 2655 Broadway Street, locked its doors for a short time and did not allow students or staff to leave as the manhunt was underway, Trochesset said. The lock-down ended around 3:20 p.m., according to the school district. 

Deputies do consider Millhausen armed and dangerous, Trochesset said. 

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


(6) comments

Doug Sivyer

It's like the fricking wild west in this nation anymore with every outlaw and his gun reeking havoc on society.

Lena Gilley

It has always been the Wild West over at San Leon and Bacliff!

George Croix

If one chooses to believe an NPR report:
"According to the Congressional Research Service, there are roughly twice as many guns per capita in the United States as there were in 1968: more than 300 million guns in all."
That same year, Politifact cited a 2015 Harvard study that estimated 265 million firearms in the HSA.
The WAPO had a piece around same time estimating 310 million.

Even taking the low estimate of 265 million, more than a smidgen of perspective is called for. You are in far greater danger from the idiots texting while driving, as the chances of being in a bad automobile accident are about 1 in 100.

Updating those numbers a bit, we can take it to 265,000,001 after I get back home tomorrow with my new purchase, IF some distracted Kia pilot doesn't prevent it....

Solving the CRIME problem has to be done at the PEOPLE level, even if that's not as good a sound bite or fund raiser for the usual suspects' political 'leaders'.....imo....

Cary Semar

Incidents like this are irrelevant to the larger gun control issue, George. But you may be on to something. Texting while driving is dangerous, although I have never been able to figure out how people manage to do it. It takes me two hands to send a text message. Born too soon I guess.

George Croix

Cary, I figure anybody stupid enough to text while driving doesn't have any business at all making decisions that might impact anyone other than themselves....but, that's just me.
Ya know, if we'd ever worry about actual criminal control, and not hyperventilate about their tools, we'd be Step One to actually doing something meaningful about it.
More restrictions on me or you for what somebody else did does nothing but make the 'restricters' feel good about 'doing something', while actually just showing what a bunch of dumb.....whatevers.....they are . I'm always amazed that anyone...anyone...thinks another 'law' like 'no bayonet lugs' or 'no pistol grip' would impact someone who doesn't CARE about laws....can't fix that.....
I hope they never decide to ban water so that nobody ever drowns...........[wink][wink]

Craig Mason

It does seem like there are a lot of shootings lately. Maybe we just hear about it more?

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