Police say an 8-year-old girl was shot when three “grown-ups” put their anger ahead of her safety on Monday. Officers arrested the first man the day of the shooting, a second was arrested before the sun came up Wednesday, and one more remains at large.
The incident happened Monday evening in the 1300 block of Pipkin Street in south Beaumont. When officers arrived they found the young victim lying in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the left thigh.
A witness said Darrell Oliver Lewis, 23; Anteny Deshoun Hinson, 37; and Jocoby Quartez Vontoure, 22, all of Beaumont, were in an on-going dispute. They said Lewis was in his car near the house when he drove up on Hinson and Vontoure. He said they and opened fire on Lewis. He said he tried to leave, but Hinson and Vontoure continued shooting. One of those bullets hit the 8-year-old girl who was walking nearby.
A justice of the peace issued arrest warrants on Tuesday. The warrants charge Hinson and Vontoure with two counts of aggravated assault. Hinson was picked up just before midnight on Tuesday. Lewis was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated warrant. Vontoure remains at large.