At 8:20 P.M. on 6/18/2016, Beaumont Police Department’s patrol officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Gilbert Street, in reference to a car wreck. As officers arrived, they discovered a black Chevy Tahoe, driven by a Hispanic Male, which left the roadway and struck a telephone pole, thus causing it to collapse. The black Tahoe continued on its path, crashing into a white van, causing the van to be pushed into the side of a white Tahoe. Fire and EMS personnel were able to get the driver of the black Tahoe out of the vehicle, and upon pulling him out, discovered a gunshot wound to his torso. The gunshot victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he unfortunately succumbed to his wound. Detectives are currently determining the circumstances of his gunshot wound. The deceased male’s name will be divulged after his next-of-kin has been notified of his passing.
BPD Detectives Investigating Circumstances Surrounding Gun Shot Victim
About the Author: Tony Harding, Jr.
Tony Harding, Jr. is a native of Beaumont’s South Park neighborhood, and was sworn in as a Beaumont Police Officer in December of 2012. He moved from the Patrol Division to the Police Community Relations Unit at the beginning of 2015. Prior to becoming an officer with BPD, Tony lived in Dallas, TX and worked as a pastor.