BPD searching for man that was shot while attempting to break into a vehicle

BPD searching for man that was shot while attempting to break into a vehicle

On Monday, July 21, 2014 at approximately 5:20 a.m, Beaumont Police Officers responded to the 2400 block of Liberty in reference to a home-owner shooting a suspect as he attempted to burglarize his vehicle.  The homeowner's motion detector was activated and he stepped out to check on it.  He saw the suspect, and the suspect charged the homeowner.  The homeowner fired one shot, and struck the suspect somewhere in the lower chest area.  The suspect fled the scene.  Officers quickly set up a perimeter, and followed a blood trail several city blocks.  K-9 was called and tracked for a lengthy time, but lost the track.  At this time the suspect has not been located.  All of the local ER's have been notified to be on the lookout for a gunshot victim. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6'0 tall, 160 lbs, wearing an unknown colored baseball cap, long black shorts and dark colored shirt. The suspect lost a large amount of blood and is believed to have a gunshot wound to his lower chest area.

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