On Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 5:06 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to the 7700 block of Stonetown road in reference to several subjects fighting. While en route officers were advised that one subject was shot and is lying on the ground. When officers arrived they located the victim on the ground and he was deceased. Officers were able to detain the suspect who fired the shot at the scene and he was identified as Zachary Kapel, age 33 from Beaumont.
Detectives arrived and the preliminary investigation has revealed that there was an on-going disturbance between the suspect and victim. During the disturbance the suspect fired a shot at the victim striking him in the upper chest area. The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace.
The victim was identified as Shane Russell Jones, age 41 from Beaumont. The investigation is still on-going as detectives continue to interview other witnesses.
Kapel was interviewed and an arrest warrant was obtained for his arrest. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for Murder.
Zachary Kapel, age 33 from Beaumont