On Sunday, October 25th, 2015, at approximately 2:58am, officers were already busy dealing with effects of the large amount of rain in our area, when they received a report of shots being fired in the 2700 block of Goliad, ( The Getaway) According to the multiple callers, a large crowd was on scene and multiple vehicles were observed speeding away. As officers arrived on scene, a gunshot victim arrived at Baptist Hospital, at which time an off duty officer, who was working an extra job at Baptist, was alerted. The officer put out a possible description concerning the shooter. A short time later, an additional subject arrived at St. Elizabeth Hospital, suffering from signification head wounds. It was then determined that this subject also was involved in the incident on Goliad. The scene was eventually located in the 2800 block of Goliad, where multiple spent shell casings were located. Multiple witnesses began to arrive at both hospitals and the off duty officers at Baptist and St. Elizabeth spoke with witnesses and were able to find out the shooter’s identity. While canvassing the area of the initial incident, Officers located a gray Chevrolet mini-van abandoned in the middle of the roadway in the 2700 block of Houston, with the driver’s door open. Witnesses at the hospital advised that this van matched the description of a van involved in the shooting. Officers were able to identify the suspect that was shooting as Pariss Boykin. Officers from BPD, Lamar PD and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office converged on 1280 Saxe, which was the last address given for Boykin. A perimeter was established around the apartment and Boykin was eventually called out of the residence and surrendered without further incident.. Boykin was transported to the station, where he met with detectives. Boykin was eventually transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, where he was booked in and released to jail staff on one count of Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon. The second suspect involved in physically assaulting the other victim, was not arrested at this time and that incident is still being investigated. Both victims were reported to be in stable condition.
Pariss Boykin is a 26 year old Beaumont man. We are having problems with some of our computer programs, but I will post his picture as soon as possible.