Another man dead in shooting on Beaumont's north end

Brandon Keith Pratt

UPDATE: Beaumont Police have identified the homicide victim as Brandon Keith Pratt, a 32 year old Beaumont man. 

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On Wednesday, August 2, at 1:01 p.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to the 5000 block of Pine Burr Boulevard in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

Upon arrival, witnesses told officers the victim was walking south on Pine Burr Boulevard when a lone black male approached the victim. Witnesses heard multiple shots and the lone male ran west behind the Pine Burr Baptist Church. The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS and died from his injuries.

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.

Anyone with information about this crime should 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.

- Beaumont Police Department