Beaumont man indicted in August shooting death of 17-year-old woman

BEAUMONT - A Beaumont man has been indicted for the August murder of a 17-year-old Beaumont woman.

Leroy Jackson, 23, of Beaumont, was arrested by Beaumont Police officers in connection with the shooting death according to the indictment.

Officers responded to to welfare check call at the Travel Inn in the 2600 block of Interstate 10 East at about 3:26 a.m., August 31, 2017, and found Taylor Matte with a gunshot wound to her upper body the indictment said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police investigators were told that three men, Donaldvan J. Williams, 23, Wiltavien L. Johnson, 24, and Jackson had been involved in the shooting death according to the indictment.

Police interviewed all three men and both Johnson and Williams said that Jackson had shot the woman.

When police interviewed Jackson he admitted to being the one who shot Matte according to the indictment.

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