On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:13 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to 4365 S. 4th in reference to a traffic accident. When Officers arrived they discovered a shooting had occurred as a result of a family disturbance. An adult male was pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim has been identified as 19 year old Valerie Jacob King. The suspect is 28 year old Raymond Ford, who is the brother-in-law of the victim. Both victim and suspect are Beaumont residents.
Investigation on scene presented probable cause that led to Ford being taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, charged with Murder. As the investigation continued, in the interest of justice and with guidance from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Ford is being released from jail, while this complex investigation continues. This does not negate the probable cause that existed for the arrest and upon completion of the investigation, the case will ultimately be presented to a Grand Jury.