Beaumont police investigate shooting on Dewberry

Beaumont police investigate shooting on Dewberry

Beaumont police investigating a call reporting “shots fired” at a local residence discovered the scene of a shooting over the weekend, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry.

Guedry stated that officers responding to the call located the crime scene in the 5300 block of Dewberry at close to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Both the suspected shooter and the victim had left prior to officers’ arrival. Officers were notified a short time later that the victim had just arrived to St. Elizabeth hospital and was suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest area.

Through the investigation it was learned that the suspect and victim were known acquaintances and that they had a prior altercation before violence ensued. At the time of this report, the suspect remained at-large and had yet to speak with detectives.

The victim was listed in stable condition at St. Elizabeth hospital. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses, and the investigation is ongoing.