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Family remembers shooting victim
BEAUMONT- by Haley Bull
Beaumont Police are investigating the connection between two women and a gunman following a fatal shooting and minor wreck.
"Detectives do not feel this was a random act. There is some prior connection between the two females in the car and the shooter. Detectives are working to determine the nature of that prior connection," Beaumont Police Sergeant Rob Flores said.
Investigators said a gunman shot and killed 22-year old Dominique Reed early Thursday morning and fired shots at another woman who had been in Reed's car and missed. Police said the attacker also shot a good samaritan who stopped to help. The man is in stable condition.
While police look for the gunman, family members of Reed are remembering the young life lost.
Flowers, candles and a cross mark the scene of a woman's killing Friday afternoon.
"I couldn't believe it because she was so young," the woman's cousin, Renee Semien, said.
"She was a sweet little child. She's my niece and I sure hate that her life is gone like that. She was a very nice person," Ella Leblance said.
A memorial set-up to remember the victim, 22-year old Dominique Reed.
"I happened to pass down 11th St. and my grand-daughter, just speak a while ago, she told me that that's where Dominique got killed and I said well let me stop by and say a prayer for her," Leblance said.
A prayer at the spot where a young woman lost her life.
"I found out yesterday, like at 9 o'clock this morning, my mom called and told me that Dominique had got shot," Semien said.
Reed was shot and killed about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Beaumont police said a woman called 911 to report she and a friend were in a wreck at 11th and Laurel. The caller said a man involved in the crash was holding a rifle. When the emergency operator called back, the woman said the man had shot her friend.
"I just can't believe it, because, she was like, she wouldn't do nothing to nobody," Semien said.
Now her family remembers a loved one taken.
"I just hurted my feeling and I knew it's hurt her mama," Leblance said. "I always gonna love her."
Relatives said Reed was the mother of a 3-year old boy.
"She was a loving person and she was really sweet and she had a nice personality," Semien said.
"I don't know, I don't know what to say," Leblance said.
Memories of a cousin and niece, represented by candles, flowers and a cross when there are no words left.