Police arrest local man for wife's murder

Raul Castaneda

A Beaumont man was arrested for murder after police say he shot and killed his wife over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, 40-year-old Raul Castaneda is in custody at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and charged with murdering his 24-year-old wife on March 15. BPD reports that officers responded at officers responded to 1159 S. 11th St., the Circle Trailer Park, at 2:02 a.m. in reference to reports of a man shooting his wife. As officers were approaching the area, the caller advised the actor was leaving in a gray Suburban. Officers reportedly located the vehicle as it attempted to leave the complex and took Castaneda into custody without incident.

Officers responded to the trailer and located the man's young wife suffering from two gunshot wounds to the chest. Beaumont EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

CPS was called to the trailer to assist with the couple's three small children. The victim does not have family in the area, and next of kin has not yet been notified.

Castaneda is being held on a bond of $1,000,000.

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