OC Dollar General assailed by gunman

Oct. 11, a man shot through the door of the Dollar General on FM 1442 near I-10, as employees barricaded themselves in another room of the store. The man entered the store but fled shortly thereafter. Video showed the man wearing a mask and a camo shirt, a pistol in one hand and some sort of blunt object in his other hand. 

The suspect fled to the nearby woods as the Orange County Sheriff’s Office came onto the scene, along with Beaumont Police Department K-9 units. Although the shooter escaped at the time, two persons of interest were taken into custody for questioning on Oct. 12.