Police investigate murder on Major Drive

Police investigate murder on Major Drive

Police in Beaumont are currently investigating the second fatal shooting on June 7, this one occurring at the Cypress Bend Apartments.

Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Cody Guedry reports that officers responded to the apartments, located at 1450 N. Major Drive in Beaumont, at nearly 10 p.m. Thursday night and arrived to find a victim on a stairwell in the apartment complex. The victim was non-responsive and had multiple gunshot wounds to the upper chest area. Beaumont EMS was on the scene and determined that the victim was deceased.

A justice of the peace was notified and has ordered an autopsy. The has been identified as 37-year-old Marcus Mitchell of Beaumont.

Detectives are seeking help in locating a vehicle that was seen leaving the complex immediately after the shooting. Witnesses described a white four-door Nissan Versa with Florida license plates. Police request that anyone with information contact the Beaumont Police Department at (409) 832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477).

Officers are also investigating a fatal shooting at the Concord Manor Apartments that happened the same morning. In that incident, Yasin Jones, 24, of Beaumont was taken to a local hospital before succumbing to gunshot wounds. 

For previous coverage, go to www.theexaminer.com/stories/news/homicide-investigation-north-end-beaumont.