Sunday, February 17, 2019, at approximately 12:28 am, officers responded to 304 Orleans (Safari Club) in reference to a victim of a shooting. Officers also responded to a call in the 500 block of Orleans in reference to shots fired. Officers learned a disturbance involving gun fire broke out in the club and continued to the surrounding parking lots. There was a large crowd of people and officers quickly cleared the Safari Club. Officers located a 24 year old Port Arthur man in the 300 block of Crockett Street that was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen area. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital by Beaumont EMS. Hospital staff told officers he was in stable but critical condition.
Officers located three scenes, one where the victim was located and two others nearby. Two vehicles were shot during this incident. Witnesses have not cooperated with investigators and it is unknown if the victim will file charges. This is a frustrating common occurrence detectives deal with when investigating crimes.
If you have information about this violent incident contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Southeast Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use your cell phone or computer to submit your tip. All crime stopper tips are anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.