Beaumont Police Detectives, Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and DEA have been working together to investigate the January 24, 2019 Home Invasion/Double Shooting that left a 1 year old child and his 24 year old pregnant mother severely injured. Preliminary investigation has revealed that 26 year old, Anthony Madrid was inside the residence with his 24 year old pregnant girlfriend and 1 year old son, when multiple subjects entered the residence as part of an on-going feud involving narcotics and illegal activity. During the altercations, Madrid retrieved an AK style rifle (one of several illegal firearms located in the home) and fired shots, which struck the woman and child. The subjects fled the area and Madrid called 911 then drove his girlfriend and child to a local hospital.
Madrid’s conflicting statements about the incident, as well as his lengthy criminal history, led investigators to believe that this incident stemmed from some type of narcotics or other illegal activity. During the course of the investigation, Detectives located numerous pieces of evidence indicating that narcotics were being distributed out of the residence. A search of the home revealed two cases of liquid promethazine, approximately 1.5 kilos of cocaine, a large amount of cash, and 4 firearms (two of which were stolen).
ATF Agents, working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office have charged Madrid with Use of a Firearm in a drug dealing act and Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was arrested last night and transported to Lasalle Corrections Facility on those two federal charges. Madrid is currently out on bond from a November 2018 Harris County arrest in which he was found to be in possession of 1 kilo of cocaine. He is also on Parole and has served numerous sentences in State Jail for drug possession.
Additional state charges are expected.
The mother and child are both listed in stable condition.
***Original Press Release***
On Thursday, January 24, 2019 at about 1:50 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Newfield in reference to a victim of a shooting. While Officers were in route, the caller advised that they were transporting the two victims, a 24 year old pregnant female and a 1 year old male child to a local hospital by private auto. The child was life-flighted to a Houston area hospital for additional treatment, but is listed in stable condition. The child’s mother, who is 8 months pregnant is also listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the home invasion/shooting stemmed from possible narcotics activity and Detectives recovered evidence of on-going criminal activity from inside the residence. The child’s father/ mother’s boyfriend was present during the home invasion and Detectives have information that points to the two victims being caught in the crossfire between the father and the suspects. The investigation is on-going and no arrests have been made at this time.