Man killed in Texas City shooting identified


A man killed in a shooting in Texas City on Friday afternoon was identified by authorities Monday morning.

Diajawan Triplett, 31, of Hitchcock, died Friday at HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland hospital, according to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Triplett was shot while driving a car in the 1100 block of Third Avenue North on Friday afternoon, police said. The shots came from another car that drove away after Triplett’s car crashed in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue North, police said.

Police on Saturday asked for the public’s help in identifying the men who were in the second car and other information about the incident. Police said they were looking for two men who were driving a dark-colored sedan, but provided no more details about the possible shooters on Monday.

No arrests related to the shooting had been made as of Monday morning.

— John Wayne Ferguson

Police investigating body found near Texas City highway


A city worker Monday morning found a man dead in a grassy median between Emmett F. Lowry Expressway and a feeder road, police said.

The body was found about 8:15 a.m. in the 4100 block of the expressway, between the two eastbound lanes.

Police have not determined a cause of death as of Monday afternoon, Police Department spokesman Cpl. Allen Bjerke said.

The man appears to be a Hispanic male, Bjerke said. His body showed no obvious signs of trauma, Bjerke said. The Galveston County Medical Examiners Office will determine a cause of death and attempt to identify the man in coming days, he said.

Eastbound traffic on the feeder road was blocked as police investigated the scene, Bjerke said.

— John Wayne Ferguson

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

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