Former Beaumont police officer involved in shooting in Point Blank Texas

Deputy Chase Welch with San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting Sunday evening in Point Blank Texas.

POINT BLANK - Deputy Chase Welch with San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting Sunday evening in Point Blank Texas. 

Welch stepped down from the Beaumont Police Department February 3rd after being involved in an off-duty shooting that killed a 23-year-old Vidor man in October of 2016. 

He was also involved in the shooting of Herbert Ballance in March of 2016 while he was on-duty.

12news spoke to York's cousin Loreal Fultz who said she is upset Welch shot another person.

"It's not surprising, yet shocking all at once...It was like ripping the band-aid off again with Chaz," said Fultz.
 
She said it hurts especially since York would have been celebrating his 24th birthday on August 27 this year.
 
"Inside its hurtful, tears are shed again and we feel for the newest victim's family and it's never easy to have a family member who was shot," said Fultz.
 
In December, a Jefferson County grand jury declined to take any action against Welch. 

San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office: 

On August 6, 2017, at approximately 11:24 pm, in the 6800 block of Highway 190, in Point Blank, Texas an Officer involved shooting had occurred.

A Deputy from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the shooting. Suspect Vance Chastean May a 48 year old white male who resides in the Point Blank area was shot one time in the right shoulder and is making a recovery at this time in the hospital.

Deputy Chase Welch was the deputy involved in the shooting of this male.

At the time this is still an ongoing investigation in conjunction with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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