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Beaumont police seek suspects in 3 shooting incidents

Staff report

Beaumont police Saturday were investigating three shootings, possibly related, according to an issued statement from the department. Police described the incidents this way:

  • Police responded at 5:24 p.m. Friday to Cleveland and Leight to investigate a shooting. A victim there had gunshot wounds, not life threatening, and a suspect vehicle was described as a new model silver Chrysler with the back window busted out.
  • At 9 p.m., police said they went to the 4200 block of Winston Drive because of shots fired. They were flagged down and directed to a victim in the 3300 block of Bender. They were told a suspect had gone to that address to collect money on a debt. A some point, the suspect fired a handgun; two bullets hit a man inside the resident. Neither wound was life threatening, police said, and Beaumont EMS transported the victim to a local hospital.
  • At 9:30 p.m. police responded to the Police Station located at 255 College where a victim said he had been shot near Pecan and Porter. When officers arrived, they learned that earlier in the evening, the victim was dropping an employee off at a game room on Porter Street. When the victim left the game room, a gold Honda Civic drove head on toward the victim’s vehicle. The victim stopped his vehicle and a black male exited the passenger side of the Honda Civic. The suspect shot at the victim several times. The victim was able to drive away from the location uninjured.

Police said they don’t believe these incidents were random. Some victims did not want to cooperate with the investigation. All three investigations were ongoing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about these crimes to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by downloading the P3 Tips App on your smartphone.