Police release name of man killed by ex-girlfriend during break-in

Published 9:54 am Monday, December 21, 2020

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BEAUMONT — On Monday morning, the Beaumont Police Department released the name of a Friday shooting victim.

He is identified as Michael Rodriguez, a 35-year-old Beaumont man.

Detectives interviewed a female Friday evening and did not make an arrest.

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The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The case began when Beaumont police responded to a burglary in the 3200 block of Cartwright at 6:06 p.m. Friday.

The caller advised her ex-boyfriend was breaking into her residence.

At some point during the burglary, the female discharged a firearm and struck the man, who was pronounced deceased on the scene.