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BREAKING: Nederland police investigate homicide

By Chris Moore

chris.moore@panews.com

 

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Police Department investigated a homicide that took place at Briarcliff Apartments located at 1315 N. Twin City Highway on Wednesday.

At the time this article was written, police were still searching for three suspects.

Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter said an officer responded to a call about an altercation at around 6:25 p.m. When police arrived on the scene, they found a deceased Hispanic male in one of the apartments.

According to Porter, witnesses said an altercation took place between two black or Hispanic males and one white male and the victim.

Witnesses said that after the altercation one of the black or Hispanic males wrestled a gun from the white male and went to the victim’s apartment. Witnesses said they heard a single gunshot and the black or Hispanic male ran back down the stairs. Porter said the white male fled the scene in a maroon pickup truck, possibly a Dodge, while the two black or Hispanic males fled on foot.

A witness who lived in the apartment building said the victim moved into the complex “a few weeks ago,” and described him as friendly and someone she could wave to. The witness said the victim had a lot of activity at the apartment.

Porter said the complex where the shooting occurred is a “good complex” that police rarely have to visit.

Porter called the city’s first homicide of the year “another tragic event.”

The police chief said the city’s last homicide was the Michael Legg murder on Beauxart Gardens Road in May of 2018.

Porter said if anyone sees any suspicious activity, contact the police