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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 ties, 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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Port Arthur police are searching for suspects involved in a shootout at the Stop n Shop CITGO gas station in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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A 17 year old boy was injured in a drive by shooting on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Shawn Perron said in a release.

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Police have identified a woman found apparently murdered at the La Quinta Inn on Walden Road in Beaumont on Nov. 23 as Erica Franklin, 31, from Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin was found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont on Nov. 23 at about 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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A Port Arthur man accidentally shot himself, then told Port Arthur police officers that he had hurt himself in a fall, according to a statement from PAPD.

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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Original story:

A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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Police are investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Church Street that resulted in injuries to a local resident, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to a residence on Church Street at 11:15 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, the officers learned that shots had been fired during the disturbance and one person had been struck.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, report police.

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