Houston News : League City Police ID’s officer who killed suspect

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The League City Police Department released the name of the officer that killed a man after responding to a disturbance call Wednesday evening.

The League City Police Department released the name of the officer that killed a man after responding to a disturbance call Wednesday evening.

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The League City Police Department released the name of the officer that killed a man after responding to a disturbance call Wednesday evening.

The League City Police Department released the name of the officer that killed a man after responding to a disturbance call Wednesday evening.

Photo: Google Maps

League City Police ID’s officer who killed suspect

The League City Police Department released the name of the officer that killed a man after responding to a disturbance call Wednesday evening.

League City Patrol Officer Patrick Bradshaw responded to a disturbance call around 4:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of Turner Fields, a police spokesman said. The call was from a woman who described a man yelling in the street.

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Upon arrival at the home, Bradshaw was approached by the woman, a neighbor, who made the call. While they were talking, a man, Matthew Jonathon Krupar, then exited the home and confronted and assaulted Bradshaw, police said. During the altercation, Bradshaw discharged his weapon more than once, striking Krupar.

A police spokesman said the house that Krupar ran out of is his parents’ home.

Officers and members from League City EMS performed emergency medical assistance on Krupar, who was transported to HCA Clear Lake Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office were on scene and are conducting the investigation into the shooting.

Bradshaw, who has served as a police officer with League City since 2008, will remain on administrative leave. Department policy dictates that Bradshaw is on administrative leave for as much time as he needs to recover from the shooting. He will undergo counseling and an evaluation and can be released back to duty within a week.

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Krupar, 31, had recently been charged on Nov. 26 with driving while intoxicated, a felony, according to court records. He was released on bail set at $25,000 on Dec. 3 and ordered by a judge to undergo regular electronic testing for blood alcohol content.

It was Krupar’s second alcohol-related arrest, as he had also been charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle in 2012, for which he received seven years of probation. He was also charged with possession of 20 tablets of LSD in 2016, records show.

The shooting is the fourth fatal shooting involving a League City Police Department officer since the beginning of 2018.

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