GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston police are investigating after a 15-year-old was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
Details are limited at this time, but police were called out to the area and discovered a 15-year-old boy with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Sgt. Derek Gaspard, the gunman got away and is believed to be driving a white 4-door sedan.
Anyone with information should contact the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3779 or Galveston Crime Stoppers at 409-765-8477.
A grieving Galveston County mother believes her son was at the wrong place at the wrong time when he was shot and killed over the weekend.
Denim Cooper’s mother, Shana Thomas, is trying to understand how her 15-year-old will never come back home.
“I have to make plans to bury my child,” Thomas said. “Those aren’t no plans I’m looking forward to doing. I wasn’t looking forward to burying my child.”
Galveston police said that on Sunday, at about 1:45 a.m., a shooting took place near 29th Street in the 2900 block of Avenue M 1/2. When officers arrived, Cooper was found dead. So far, the only suspect information police have is that they took off in a four-door sedan.
Thomas isn’t sure why her son was there. Despite his death, Thomas had a message for the suspect.
“I forgive you. Yeah, I’m hurt. Because my son is gone, and he is taken away from me, but turn yourself in,” Thomas said. “You know what you’ve done.”
Thomas said her son had two older brothers and may have been the youngest, but he wasn’t a pushover.
Cooper played football in Texas City ISD.
Thomas said Cooper was known as a “beast” on the football field.