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Shooting Suspect Arrested in Beaumont

Police: After a Beaumont fight came a shooting, followed by a police search, an arrest and a booking

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 crimetips@beaumontpd.org or reported anonymously to WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME, according to police.

Washy August 16, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Two outstanding warrants Beaumont PD? Why then have you never been able to do anything about the numerous complaints about the drug dealing, theft and other crimes going on in that mobile home and three others in our community. Why is it we can watch our stolen property be moved from one mobile home to that one and you cannot do anything when a quick public records search shows three parolees in one (where the stolen property was) and now Jessie King two warrants where we intercepted the stolen property going to! Please do more then blind innocent people. Listen to the citizens and do your own free records search to find who is living in these homes! At least it wasn't one of the many children living in the park that got hit.
Aaron Alexander August 17, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Because the police are only good for nothing AFTER the fact. You must be robbed stabbed or killed before they'll do anything, and thats assuming they see the person who does it because we all know they wont investigate much.
Sally Sue August 17, 2012 at 07:01 PM
It is unfortunate that Beaumont PD cannot be more proactive when it comes to crime in our city. But what can you expect from officers that are hired to/ and placed in positions to think of and execute nothing but community services. There is a false sense of security in Beaumont. It's also unfortunate that the ones that were willing to do their jobs and stop crime won't anymore due to fear of making a mistake that will cost them their jobs.
steven adkins August 30, 2012 at 06:11 AM
fuck that bullshit bpd is worthless free JESSIE KING!!

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