Beaumont Police Shot 2 Suspects Who Rammed Police Cruisers: At least one officer opened fire on the suspects on Saturday morning, Jan. 14, after the suspects rammed police cars at the end of a pursuit, according to authorities. Two suspects and a Beaumont police officer were also hospitalized.
Just after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont police officers tried to pull over a pickup vehicle, but the driver sped off, according to Beaumont police spokesperson Marcedes Cashmer. In the 500 block of Xenia Avenue, just south of East Sixth Street, the suspects drove into a cul-de-sac, turned around, and started slamming police cars, according to Cashmer.
Two of the three suspects inside were struck by gunfire fired by at least one officer in retaliation. When the suspect hit the police vehicles, a male police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Cashmer.
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According to Cashmer, the pickup truck’s driver was hospitalized in serious condition, one of the passengers suffered non-life-threatening wounds, and the third suspect—who wasn’t shot—had a minor pain complaint. According to Cashmer, the driver was detained, and the two passengers were questioned before being let go.
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It was unclear why the authorities tried to halt the pickup truck. According to department rules, the shooting-related officers have been placed on administrative leave, according to Cashmer. There was no quick way to get more details.