Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 7:29 a.m., officers responded to a  residence in the 5000 block of Brace Dr. in reference to a victim of a shooting.  Upon arrival they located  Everett Maurice Mitchell, a 32 year old Beaumont man, deceased, on the driveway of the residence.  

The investigation revealed Deremick Jamaal Hunter, a 33 year old Beaumont man   and friend of the victim, shot Mitchell.  Hunter fled the scene in a 1999 Gold Delta 88.  At 7:34 a.m., he was traveling east bound in the 8700 block of Lawrence Dr. at a high rate of speed.  He ran off the road, into a ditch and struck a parked black Ford F250.  He fled that scene on foot.

Hunter’s name came up early in the investigation and detectives were looking for him as a person of interest.

 One of Hunter’s family members brought him to the station to speak with investigators several hours after the crash. 

Hunter gave a statement and was arrested for the murder of Everett Mitchell. He was transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility.