Just after midnight on Monday, Nov. 16, Beaumont police responded to a residence in reference to an aggravated robbery that had occurred on the service road in front of 125 IH 10 N a short time earlier.
When Officers arrived, the victim stated that he was traveling south on the service road when two black males wearing hoodies and face coverings jumped into the roadway in front of his vehicle. The victim stopped his vehicle to avoid striking them. The suspects then brandished handguns and demanded the victim’s property, to which the victim complied. The suspects robbed him of his cell phone & money then fled on foot toward Timberlake Courts Apartments, according to the victim. Due to the fact that the suspects stole the victim’s cell phone, he drove home to call police.
At 12:18 a.m. Beaumont Police responded to Timberlake Courts Apartments (125 IH-10 N) in reference to multiple shots fired calls. When Officers arrived on scene, they located a victim in the parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The homicide victim has been identified as Ron Guillory, a 51-year-old Beaumont resident.
Detectives believe that following the robbery on the service road, the suspects confronted Guillory in the parking lot of the apartment complex and attempted to rob him. It is believed that Guillory was armed with a handgun and discharged it when the suspects began robbing him, according to police. During the suspected robbery, one or more suspects fired shots, killing Guillory, then fleeing on foot. Detectives found evidence on the homicide scene that led them to an apartment at Timberlake Courts, where they located a suspect suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as Jacory Blue, a 22-year-old Beaumont resident.
Detectives obtained an aggravated robbery warrant for Blue. After being released from the hospital, Blue was transported to BPD to speak with detectives before being transported to the Jefferson County Jail. The investigation is on-going and detectives believe there are several more suspects involved in the robbery and murder. They are continuing to follow leads and additional arrests and charges are expected. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call BPD at (409) 832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477).