shooting

Herbert Ballance

A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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A 24-year-old Mexico native was sentenced to prison in Jefferson County Feb. 29 for the murder of 25-year-old Port Arthur resident Denzel Washington. Jose Julio Esquivel was sentenced to 40 years for Washington’s murder, 20 years for a separate aggravated assault and 20 years for burglary of a habitation to run concurrently.

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Murder suspect

Investigators have arrested former Port Arthur police officer Chris Jeffries' fiancée, 47-year-old Ethel Marie Eulian, for murder after finding Jeffries' dead from gunshot wounds inside his home on Feb. 21, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Deputy Chief Raymond Clark reports. 

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Jonathan Scott

Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department arrested a suspect in an early morning shooting that occurred Thursday, Feb. 25, BPD Officer Carol Riley reported.

According to Riley, officers responded to the 4100 block of Maida Road in reference to a victim of a shooting at 3:21 a.m. Upon their arrival at the scene, they located a 33-year-old black female on the floor of an apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to her top left chest. EMS transported the woman to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

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Keylan Collins (inset) has been arrested in relation to a shooting.

Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that injured one man at Lion's Den Park on Feb. 16, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city at about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, two representatives of a local repossession company were fired upon as they attempted to collect a vehicle whose owner was behind on payments. 

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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On December 26, 2015, around 2:21 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the Ok Rodeo Disco Club, located at 6035 S. Martin Luther King, in reference to a disturbance with shots fired.

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On Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 12:30 a.m., Beaumont police responded to a victim of a shooting at 1410 Pipkin. Upon arrival, officers found a victim with two gunshot wounds. The victim claimed that as he was returning home around midnight, two subjects attacked him outside his home.

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