Detectives searching for witnesses, suspects in "sketchy" stabbing

Detectives searching for witnesses, suspects in "sketchy" stabbing

Detectives are still working to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting of a 35-year-old Beaumont man on Jan. 31, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release, at about 1:25 p.m. on that date, patrol officers responded to a reported shooting in the intersection of Maida Road at Bigner Road in Beaumont. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a possible gunshot wound to his upper body. The man was alert and conscious, but he gave "very sketchy and limited information about the circumstances surrounding his shooting," BPD stated in the release.

The man reportedly told officers that several black males, all between 20 to 30 years old, confronted him as he walked down the street. Sometime during the confrontation, one of the men allegedly pulled out a firearm and fired at him. The men then fled in an unknown direction. The victim also reportedly told officers that he believed the men came from a house located in the 6300 block of Bigner. Officers set up a perimeter around the house and conducted a search but did not locate anyone inside.

Beaumont EMS transported the victim to St. Elizabeth where physicians treated him for a  gunshot wound to his upper body. Doctors performed surgery on the day of the shooting, BPD reports.

Detectives have no leads and very little information to corroborate the victim’s story, and BPD reports they are still investigating. They are asking that any person who may have information about the circumstances that led up to the shooting, or information on possible actors, call Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477). Anonymous information that helps detectives identify the people responsible for this shooting could earn callers a reward of up to $1,000.