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On Sunday, July 03, 2016 at 8:04 pm, Beaumont Police received a call in reference to victim of a shooting in the 1800 block of Cartwright/Emile. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the edge of the roadway next to a truck unresponsive.

The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and has been identified as Joseph Simon, age 66 from Beaumont.

At this point in the investigation officers learned that the victim had an altercation with the potential suspect at another location leading to the shooting in the 1800 block of Cartwright.

Detectives are following up with information, as witnesses are being interviewed. An autopsy will be conducted and the investigation is still on-going. The Beaumont Police Department is asking anyone with information to please contact us. If you have any information, please contact Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 409-833-TIPS (8477).