Beaumont Police Detectives have worked non-stop on the April 11th Homicide of Anthony Wilson in the 6800 block of Madrid. With overwhelming assistance from the community, Detectives have investigated hundreds of tips, while also continuing to investigate the April 8th homicide of Reginald Coleman in the 2800 block of Gulf Street.
After hours of interviews, Jamirious Jantrel Gardner (17 year old, pictured below in green) and John James Cook (18 year old, pictured below in black) were placed under arrest for Murder. The investigation is on-going and Detectives are still asking anyone with information about this crime to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You may also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone. Additional arrests are forthcoming.
** Original Press Release**
On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:12 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 6800 block of Madrid in reference to a victim of a shooting. When Officers arrived, they located the victim, Anthony Wilson, a 37 year old Beaumont man, laying near the roadway. Beaumont EMS arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. Preliminary investigation has revealed that 3 black male suspects committed several auto burglaries in the Dowlen West Neighborhood, including at the victim’s. It is believed that the victim confronted the suspect(s) in the 6800 block of Madrid, at which time the suspect(s) shot the victim and stole his truck. A short time later, the victim’s vehicle was located in the 400 block of Norwalk, abandoned.
The investigation is on-going and Detectives are asking anyone who lives in the Dowlen West Neighborhood to check their home security and doorbell cameras between the hours of 8:00-10:00 p.m. Additionally, Detectives are asking anyone who lives in the Amelia area, to check their home security and doorbell cameras between the 10:00-11:00 p.m. hour, as this is the area that the suspect(s) abandoned the victim’s vehicle and fled on foot. BPD has released several videos of the suspects on their Facebook and Twitter pages. If anyone recognizes the suspects or has video containing potential evidence, please call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS(8477).