Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 4:37pm, Officers responded to Honey’s Drive Inn located at 3111 Concord in reference to a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located a 28 year old Beaumont man that had been shot multiple times. He was alert and able to speak with first responders. EMS transported the victim to the hospital. He was taken to surgery and expected to survive his injuries. Detectives interviewed numerous witnesses.
Dispatch gave a suspect vehicle description and a responding officer located it. The officer stopped the vehicle on Magnolia Street and detained the driver, Anthony Eric Manning, a 22 year old Beaumont man. A gun and drugs were located in the vehicle.
Witnesses told officers that the victim, along with two other adults and four very young children, met up with Manning to purchase drugs. Sometime during their dealings, words were exchanged and Manning opted to shoot the victim. Manning was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Additional gun and drug related charges are pending.