The Beaumont Police Department was called to a residence in the 600 block of Elgie in reference to shots fired on Friday, Oct. 18, just before midnight. When officers arrived, the found a gunshot victim deceased inside the residence. 

According to witnesses at the scene, a suspect entered the residence, shot the victim the fled in a silver, older model SUV. The victim was identified as 57-year-old Billy Joe Hayes, a Beaumont resident. 


Entergy Texas crews are on the scene making repairs to a utility pole that was struck during a collision. The Beaumont Police Department said a black SUV struck a pole on the Eastex service road near Home Depot, breaking the pole causing utility lines to fall. The lines were struck by an 18-wheeler and caused an outage in the nearby vicinity.

The service road will likely be shut down as repairs are made with an estimated restoration time of about 7 p.m.