The island’s Easter holiday weekend got off to a deadly start Friday evening when a 23-year-old man died after being shot at an apartment complex, according to police.

Vincent Baugh, 23, of Galveston, died at the University of Texas Medical Branch about 11 p.m., according to the Galveston Police Department.

Another man was also injured in the shooting. No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Heards Lane, according to the police department.

Officers arrived after receiving reports of gunshots and found Baugh and the other man suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

Baugh had been shot in the chest, and was found near the apartment complex’s administrative office, police said.

The other victim, who police did not name Saturday, was found near a parking lot entrance with a wound to his leg, police said.

The wounded man was expected to survive, police said.

The Galveston Police Department did not respond to questions about the shooting Saturday, including about relationship between Baugh and the other injured person, and what circumstances might have led up to the shooting.

Police had cleared the scene of the shooting by sunrise Saturday.

The Seaport Village Apartment Homes, where Baugh was shot, is one of group of complexes between Heards Lane and Offatts Bayou.

Public documents list multiple locations in Galveston as Baugh’s home address, and it was unclear Saturday what his connection to the apartment complex was.

The department said there was no reason to believe there was a threat to public safety, and asked for anyone with information about the shooting to call detectives or the department’s tip line, 409-763-8477.

Baugh’s death is the third reported homicide in Galveston this year.

In February, Raymond Anderson, 34, was shot and killed in the 2700 block of Avenue K.

Anderson was shot in front of a relative’s home after being hit by an SUV.

Police have said they believe he was shot by a man with whom he had an ongoing disagreement.

In March, police asked for the public’s help in finding the suspect in Anderson’s deaths — Roshawn Crookshank, 42, of Galveston.

Crookshank is believed to have fled the island.

Neither Crookshank, nor anyone else, has been arrested in connection to Anderson’s death

The second reported homicide came in March, when the body of Melvin Walker, 66, was found on a sidewalk on Avenue P 1/2.

Police have released few details about Walker’s death. He was found next to a trailer that was parked on a city street and was wrapped in a blanket or a tarp.

The county medical examiner’s office said Walker died more than a day before his body was discovered on the street.

There were nine reported homicides in Galveston in 2018. Four of them were connected to murder-suicides, and two were people shot by Galveston police officers. The remaining three are still unsolved.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


(2) comments

Rusty Schroeder

I bet the identity of this shooter is known by now.

Matthew Dan


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