This morning, at about 1:50 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a shots fired call at the Sienna Apartment Homes located at 6155 Sienna Trails. When Officers arrived, they located Kera Teel, a 19 year old Beaumont woman, in her car, in the parking lot of the complex suffering from gunshot wounds. Kera was 7 months pregnant with a baby girl. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and transported Kera to Saint Elizabeth Hospital, where every possible effort was made to save her, and the life of her baby. Kera’s baby, Kyndal Jae Teel was born at the hospital, but passed away a short time later.

Beaumont Police Detectives have been working tirelessly on this tragic case and we want to assure the community that we will keep you informed as our investigation progresses. The suspects are described as 3 black males, however physical descriptions are limited at this time.

Kera had taken her mother to the hospital in Galveston and they were just returning home from a long day of medical treatment when the shooting occurred.

Kera’s mother was inside the vehicle during the incident and witnessed her daughter and granddaughter die a horrible tragic death. There are over 118,000 Citizens in the City of Beaumont, someone knows these suspects. Do the right thing; help bring closure to this family, and justice to the people who committed this senseless act of violence.

If you have information about the Capital Murder that took the lives of Kera and Kyndal Teel call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers has increased the reward to $2,000 for any tips that lead to the arrest of these suspects. All Crime Stoppers calls are anonymous.


At this time, the Teel and Morris family request that you please give them privacy during this time of grief.