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Aug. 18, a police detective in Orange discovered a man apparently suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle parked in the parking lot north of the Orange Police Department at 303 8th St., reports Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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The 21-year-old passenger of a truck traveling down Major Drive in Beaumont late Saturday morning shot himself accidentally while handling a revolver and died as a result, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are investigating a shooting between feuding parties, reports Officer Carol Riley.

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In another recent attack against law enforcement officers, an assailant carrying an assault rifle and a pistol, with a backup assault rifle reportedly hidden in his car, shot and killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on July 17 before he was taken down.

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Police are investigating an incident that left a 14-year-old with two gunshot wounds July 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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A drug deal gone wrong that led to murder in Port Arthur resulted in a 40-year-sentence for a 20-year-old man, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced July 8. According to a the DA's office, Logan Carter was sentenced Friday in the shooting death of 42-year-old Michael Blanchard that occurred on September 29, 2015.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a weekend shooting incident that left two local men injured, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Shalala Sharelle Fletcher

Police in Port Arthur are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly shot and killed outside a convenience store on Jimmy Johnson Boulevard on July 2 when an off-duty security guard attempted to stop a robbery in progress, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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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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Jeremy Jenkins (left) and Vonte Williams

Police arrested two suspects June 19 after the stray bullet of a recklessly fired gun struck and injured a man at a Beaumont convenience store June 19, Officer Tony Harding of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reported. 

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