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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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Aaron Gibson mugshot from Sept. 2015 assault arrest

A Beaumont officer’s ballistic vest was all that came between him and a bullet during a shootout with a local man Nov. 29, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Although the officer escaped with non-life threatening injuries, when the smoke cleared and police entered the home, they discovered the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 11:39 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Timbers Edge apartment complex in the 1000 block of Pinchback Road in Beaumont’s west end.  According to a press release, officers learned a Silsbee man, later identified as 30 year old Eric Gipson, was armed with a knife and holding an unidentified female hostage inside an apartment.

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A three-and-a-half hour SWAT standoff with police ended when the suspect shot himself in the face, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, patrol officers responded to a family disturbance in the 2100 block of Avenue A at 11:29 a.m. on March 22. Multiple callers from the house reportedly told 911 operators that a family member’s estranged husband was at their house attempting to find her, and that the man was armed with a handgun, threatening to shoot his wife as well as himself. When officers arrived, the man was gone.

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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Police say Jason Richard (inset) took his own life at his home in Groves.

As thunder and lightning rolled overhead, police and SWAT teams in Groves rolled into the 6200 block of Jackson Street after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday, June 19.

Multiple neighbors on the scene said Jason Richard, a father of two and a successful small business owner in Groves, was the man inside.

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