70 year old woman in custody after shooting near Home Depot

Elizabeth Ann Taylor | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:22 p.m., Beaumont Police received a call in reference to a victim of a shooting in the 3900 block of Eastex Freeway, Beaumont Police Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release. 

Officers arriving on scene located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest area. Beaumont EMS was on scene attending to the victim. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital where he later died as a result of the shooting.

The victim was identified as Larry Wayne Atwood, 58, from Vidor.

Through the investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect as Elizabeth Ann Taylor, age 70 from Lumberton.

Taylor was later located in Lumberton where she was detained by deputies from Hardin County. Taylor was later transported to the Beaumont Police Station where she was interviewed.

After being interviewed, Taylor was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for murder. The investigation is still ongoing.

- Beaumont Police Department