BPD detectives investigating Friday-night shooting

BPD detectives investigating Friday-night shooting

Friday, June 29, at 10:52 p.m. Beaumont police received a call from Baptist hospital on College Street in reference to victim of a shooting who had just been dropped off. The driver of the vehicle that transported the victim was seen hiding items in the hospital parking lot. Officers quickly located the vehicle and detained two occupants.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the shooting had occurred inside the vehicle at another location. A handgun was recovered with an amount of illicit substances from inside the vehicle. The investigation is still on going and detectives are still in the process of interviewing witness and involved parties.

After the victim, identified as Rykem Walker, 26, of Beaumont was taken to the emergency room and was pronounced dead a short time later.