Murder suspect gets 35 years for park shooting


Arthur Ray Rogers, Jr. 30, pleaded guilty this afternoon to murdering 31-year-old Joshua Jerome Green on May 11.

Officers responded to a shooting call at Liberia Park in the 2300 block of Barbra Lynn Street in Beaumont. Upon arrival, officers found Joshua Green deceased from gunshot wounds.

An eyewitness to the crime stated that he witnessed defendant Rogers parked in an older Buick down the street from the park. He saw Rogers retrieve a gun from the trunk and walk toward the park.

A second witness stated that he rode with Joshua Green to the park. The witness stayed in the car while Green exited and walked to the back of the car to meet someone.

The witness heard gunfire and drove off. He drove to Mr. Green’s mother’s house and brought her to the scene. Other witnesses who did not give their names gave officers the street name of “Juicy” as the shooter. “Juicy” is Arthur Rogers’ street name.

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