BISD trustee’s son recovering after police shooting

Byron Earl Bush

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has released the identity of the man they say fired upon two sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, May 22.

According to a press release, detectives with JCSO were investigating a recent home invasion that had taken place in Nome when they came upon an armed man at the Stone Hearst Apartments on East Lucas in Beaumont.

After a short foot pursuit, deputies say the man turned and fired several shots at officers who returned fire, striking the suspect at least two times.

Late Wednesday, May 28, JCSO identified the man as Byron Earl Bush, 34, of Beaumont and issued an attempted capital murder warrant for his arrest.

According to sources familiar with the case, Bush is BISD Trustee Zenobia Bush’s son.

Bush is currently at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital recovering from his two gunshot wounds, and the officers responsible for shooting him have been put on paid administrative leave per standard policy, according to a press release.

Bush’s bond is $500,000.