Officials on Monday named a man killed Thursday on Galveston’s West End but disclosed few new details in what was reported as a self-defense shooting.

Adrian Caldwell, 24, of Galveston, was killed at a home on Darcy Street, a dead-end street off the north end of 103rd Street, according to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In a news release issued Friday morning, the Galveston Police Department said Caldwell was shot by a resident of the home.

The residents of the home told police Caldwell was shot during an attempted break-in, police said.

Caldwell was shot once with a small-caliber handgun and died at the scene, police said.

A news release issued Monday, however, said circumstances around the shooting still were unclear.

In the initial news release, police said residents of the home told officers the shooting happened as an intruder was going through a window.

In its Monday press release, police said detectives “are unclear of the reason the deceased was at the residence,” Galveston Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Stacy Papillion said

The department on Monday did not answer other questions about the shooting, including where Caldwell’s body was found after he was shot and whether there was evidence of a break-in before the shooting.

Detectives were withholding information about the shooting because it still was under investigation, Papillion said.

“Detectives are reviewing all evidence regarding the incident,” Papillion said.

Public records show Caldwell lived at an address on Schaper Road, about a mile from where the shooting took place.

Police have not disclosed the name of the person who shot Caldwell, and no criminal charges had been filed as of Monday in connection with the shooting.

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


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Terry Moore

I hope the police detectives do their due diligence as the people in that area are influential in this city and I would hate it if this was a staged shooting instead of a true break-in. Just hoping it wasn't because a person of color was (in the homeowners eyes) in the wrong neighborhood. Guess I watch the ID channel too much but this person was known and liked by his peers. They all say it was not in his character. Just hope the truth whatever it may be is the real truth. We all have a right to protect our property and I am not saying we shouldn't. This just has too many holes.

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