Beaumont man arrested in Sunday morning homicide

Deremick Jamaal Hunter

UPDATE: Deremick Jamaal Hunter, 33, of Beaumont has been arrested as a suspect in the shooting death of 32-year-old Everett Maurice Mitchell.

Officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of Oaks, in reference to a shooting, around 7:30 a.m.

Police say their investigation revealed Hunter shot his friend, Mitchell, before fleeing the scene in his car.

Investigators say Hunter was quickly driving east bound in the 8700 block of Lawrence Dr. when he ran off the road and into a ditch.

Hunter struck a black pick up truck before running away.

Police tell KFDM one of Hunter's family members brought him to the station to speak with officers several hours after the crash.

Hunter gave a statement and was then arrested in connection to Mitchell's death.

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