Victim in Wednesday night Beaumont homicide was acquitted of capital murder in 2016


    The victim in a Beaumont homicide, Desmond Nixon, 35, was once charged with capital murder and acquitted several years ago.

    Beaumont Police are trying to determine if there's any connection between the two cases.

    Officers responded to a reported shooting shortly before midnight Wednesday in the 5800 block of Picadilly Lane. They found the victim, Desmond Nixon, 35, suffering from gunshot wounds.

    Beaumont EMS transported Nixon to a hospital where he died.

    Detectives are following a number of leads and asking anyone with information to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. You can also submit tips privately through the Beaumont Police Facebook Page or by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone.

    Detectives are also asking anyone who lives in the area of the 5800 block of Picadilly to check their home security and doorbell cameras between the hours of 11:00 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday for any unusual behavior/traffic that may assist with the homicide investigation.

    A Jefferson County jury acquitted Nixon in a capital murder case linked to two shooting deaths in Magnolia Park on Memorial Day 2015.

    The jury in 2016 found Nixon not guilty in the shooting deaths of Adrian Guidry and John Corbin.

    Another man pleaded guilty and is serving a 35 year prison term.

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