After a midday shooting on one of the hottest days of the year, Beaumont police said they have arrested a 22-year-old Beaumont man on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and two outstanding warrants.
According to spokeswoman Darci Mulvihill, the saga began at approximately 12:47 p.m. Aug. 13 when Beaumont police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting that had just occurred in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue.
Responding officers found an injured man, who was transported to a
local area hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Mulvihill reported. The shooting occurred during an altercation among several individuals. According to police, Jesse King, 22, of Beaumont was alleged to be the shooter.
Officers began a search of the surrounding area, but were unable to find their suspect. At around 5:18 p.m. August 14, police said they found King in the 100 block of South California Avenue.
He was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, and two outstanding warrants, according to the Beaumont spokeswoman. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Police say their investigation continues; anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Detective Bureau of the Beaumont Police Department at (951) 769-8500. Information can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or reported anonymously to WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME, according to police.