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Deputies shoot man accused of firing at them
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County deputies shot a man accused of firing at them in Beaumont while they were doing a followup investigation into a home invasion robbery of an elderly woman in Nome.
From Jefferson County Sheriff's Office-At approximately 21:23 hours, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriffs 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 a...n 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.