Beaumont man, 28, charged with aggravated assault in north end shooting


A 28-year-old Beaumont man is charged with aggravated assault after a shooting Tuesday morning on the city's north end.

Police arrested Keshawn Thomas after leading officers on a chase, according to Beaumont PD.

Officers responded to an apartment complex at 2575 Primrose Street around 9:35 a.m. after a report of a disturbance.

The first officer to arrive on scene was told someone had been shot and the suspect, later identified by police as Thomas, was behind the building.

"Several witnesses told the officer that he'd just been shot and he ran behind the building towards the south," says Haley Morrow of Beaumont Police.

Police say Thomas ran away and threw the handgun on top of the Sunset gas station on Concord.

Police retrieved the handgun after arresting Thomas.

"The good thing is that the officer was in the right place at the right time and was able to apprehend the suspect before he was able to hurt anyone else," said Morrow.


PREVIOUS: One person was shot in the leg Tuesday morning at the Primrose apartments, KFDM/FOX4 has learned.

Beaumont PD received a call about a disturbance in the 2500 block of Primrose Street around 9:35 a.m.

Officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the leg.

An officer located a suspect and there was a chase before that person was apprehended. The suspect during the chase threw the gun on the roof of a store.

KFDM/FOX4 has a crew at the scene and will update this story as more details become available.

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