On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:36pm Officers responded to the 2600 block of Magnolia in reference to a victim of a shooting. Officers learned that a four year old child had accidentally shot himself in the arm with a handgun. The child was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition. Detectives responded to the scene and transported several witnesses to the police station for interviews. The child was later transported to a Houston hospital for further treatment.
Beaumont Detectives are looking for Braindon Keith Murphy, an 18 year old Beaumont man, who is wanted for questioning in reference to the shooting. Murphy has two, unrelated, outstanding Jefferson County Warrants for Possession of Marijuana and Evading Detention with a Motor Vehicle. Murphy also has a State Warrant for Absconding from a half-way house while serving probation for Sexual Assault.
If you have any information about this crime or Murphy’s whereabouts, call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You could be eligible for a cash reward.