BPD responds to fatal shooting

Published 5:30 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BEAUMONT — Beaumont Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Pine Burr in reference to the shooting and witnesses told police that the victim was walking south on Pine Burr when they said a lone black male approached the victim, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Witnesses said they heard multiple shots and the lone male ran west behind a church. The victim was sent to a hospital by EMS and died from his injuries.

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The suspect is described as a black male, between 20 to 30 years of age, dark complexion, small, faded afro, white shirt, smoky-gray blue jean type shorts or possibly blue camo type shorts and white tennis shoes.

If you have information about this crime, contact Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 or if you prefer to remain anonymous, call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.  You can also submit an anonymous tip by downloading the app-  P3 TIPS.