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BISD board trustee's son charged with attemped capital murder of a peace officer

KFDM News - The son of a Beaumont Independent School District board trustee has been charged with attempted capital murder of a Jefferson County peace officer. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office served a warrant Wednesday on 34 year-old Byron Earl Bush.

He is the son of BISD board trustee Zenobia Bush. Byron Bush is being held on a $500,000 bond.

News Release from Deputy Rod Carroll
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Subject: Officer Involved Shooting 
Date: May 23, 2014

Update: Wednesday, May 28, 2014:

At
5:00pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Deputies with the Jefferson
County Sheriff's Office Warrant Division executed a warrant on Byron
Earl Bush for Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer. The warrant
was issued by Justice of the Peace Dollinger as follows:

Byron Earl Bush         Age: 34           
Hometown: Beaumont, TX
Charge: Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer
Bond: $500,000

Mr. Bush is still at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital recovering from the gunshot wounds received during the assault on deputies.

Other charges will be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

Update: Friday, May 23, 2014:

The
suspect is currently listed in stable condition and is being treated
for his injuries at Christus St. Elizabeth. The Investigation is
on-going. Charges are pending the completion of the investigation.  The
suspect will not be identified until after he has been charged and
arraigned.

The deputies involved in the shooting are currently
on administrative leave which is standard operating procedure following
an officer involved shooting.

Original: May 22, 2014:

At
approximately 21:23 hours, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office Detective Division were conducting a follow-up investigation at
the Stone Hurst Apartment located at 1650 East Lucus, Beaumont, Texas.

The
deputies were investigating a recent home invasion robbery that took
place in Nome, Texas. During their investigation deputies encountered an
individual that was armed with a pistol. 

A short foot pursuit occurred at which time the suspect turned and fired several rounds at the pursuing deputies. 

Deputies
were forced to return fire striking the individual twice. The
individual was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital by
Beaumont EMS. He is currently under-going surgery for his injuries.

The investigation is on-going. The suspect is identified as a 34 year old male from Beaumont, Texas. BISD board trustee's son charged with attemped capital murder of a peace officer

Thursday, May 29 2014, 12:55 AM CDT
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