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A Beaumont man is in jail facing murder charges related to a weekend homicide, reports Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department.

According to Guedry, officers arrested 44-year-old Garrick Darnell White for murder after White allegedly shot and killed 66-year-old Joseph Simon Jr., also of Beaumont, on the evening of July 3. 

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Beaumont police officers investigating a car wreck in the 1900 block of Gilbert Street June 18 were shocked to discover the man driving a Chevy Tahoe involved in the accident had suffered a fatal gunshot wound, Officer Tony Harding reports. 

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Police in Port Arthur arrested a resident there who fired shots outside his home then barricaded himself inside with a woman and child on Nov. 25, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Terence Zachary Killingsworth

 Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from a 46-year-old female reporting she had been shot.

According to PAPD press release, initially the female did not know her exact location, but was able to give enough information to lead officers to find her near the 1800 block of W. Highway 73. She was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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On Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 4:27 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a report of a window being shot. Upon arrival, officers were told a woman and her boyfriend had been in a verbal altercation with a male subject, but had forced him to leave the residence. Shortly after, the couple was standing in their living room when a gun shot broke the window they were standing near. 

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Monday, Jan. 6, at about 7:50 p.m., Beaumont Police Department patrol officers responded to a reported shooting victim in the 5600 block of Lancaster. Officers arrived and found  20-year-old Emanuel Burleigh of Beaumont with an apparent gunshot wound to his  upper body. Paramedics on scene said the man was dead.  

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Police are investigating an aggravated assault after a report of gunfire led them to the scene of a shootout in the Arthur Robinson housing complex in the 1300 block of 5th Street in Orange on Tuesday night.

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