Unknown assailants shoot Beaumont couple in apartment

  • BPD

Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, July 11, Beaumont police responded to the area of Delaware and Lucas in reference to numerous reports of shots fired, according to a news release.

A 23-year-old female victim, who was shot, but wasn't in life-threatening condition, flagged officers down at 4190 Delaware and said her boyfriend had been shot and was still in the apartment. EMS pronounced the man deceased at the scene, according to the release. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Clifford Earl Jones Jr.

Preliminary investigation revealed the shots were fired from outside the apartment. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and are in the early stages of the investigation. Those who were in the area and witnessed the incident or have information about the homicide and aggravated assault are asked call Beaumont Police Department at (409) 832-1234. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and submit tips with a smartphone or tablet. All tips are anonymous and could earn a cash reward for helpful information.