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Police in Beaumont are searching for the suspect in an overnight shooting that left one man injured and in critical condition at a local hospital, reports Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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Police detectives investigating an apparent homicide that occurred at the Timber Creek Apartments in Port Arthur have arrested a 36-year-old man for murder, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Officer Michael Hebert.  

According to news released from Hebert, officers arrested Otis John Babino for murder on Dec. 18 after discovering Jeffery Richardson, 31, deceased inside his apartment the previous day, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his chest. 

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Port Arthur police were dispatched to Villa Main Apartment complex on Dec. 8 at 10:55 p.m due to reported gunfire.

Officers discovered a man and woman had a physical altercation with other people in the apartment parking lot. During the incident, a man pointed a handgun at the 911 caller and shot his car multiple times as he was trying to leave the scene, causing him to hit several other cars in the lot. The suspect fled the scene prior to officer's arrival.

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Police have identified a man found shot to death during what they report was an apparent home robbery on Longfellow Drive in Beaumont on Dec. 11 as Mid-County resident as 20-year-old Joseph Summers. 

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One man was found dead and another seriously injured following an apparent shooting in the 2000 block of Longfellow Drive on Dec. 11, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Carol Riley. 

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Beaumont Police Department (BPD) detectives are investigating an incident that left a young woman who was leaving a local bar with a gunshot wound, reports Officer Carol Riley. 

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A man suffering from three gunshot wounds crashed his car while apparently fleeing from the scene of the shooting Dec. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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On the heels of the victim’s autopsy report, finalized Dec. 2, a Jefferson County grand jury has elected not to pursue charges against a Beaumont police officer involved in shooting a man outside a bar in October.

According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, on Dec. 7 the grand jury “declined to take action in the officer involved shooting of Chaz York, ruling it to be justified.”

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Police have identified two homicide victims found shot to death in Beaumont on Dec. 4, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley. 

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A house on 10th Street in Port Arthur was shot multiple times, Port Arthur Police said in a statement.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of 10th Street on Friday, Nov. 25 at 11:55 p.m. No one was injured from the shots being fired at the residence, according to the statement.

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