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Update on wreck/fatal shooting at 11th and Laurel; search for gunman, two schools delay start
BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police are searching for a gunman accused of using a rifle to shoot and kill Dominique Reed, 22, of Beaumont, and injure a man following a wreck at 11th and Laurel. The shooting has led to a manhunt and prompted schools in the area to delay classes and caused Central High School to go on lockdown for several hours.
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According to Sgt. Rob Flores, two drivers were involved in a minor accident at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday at 11th and Laurel. Flores says a man driving one car and another woman began arguing. He says the man pulled out a rifle and shot and killed the woman and injured a man who pulled over to help after the wreck.
Police are searching for a Hispanic man, heavyset, cross-eyed, wearing a white t-shirt.
The shooting has prompted two nearby schools to delay classes. St. Anne Catholic School has delayed classes until 9 a.m. and Premier has delayed classes until 9:30. Central High School went on lockdown for several hours.