Off-duty Beaumont cop shoots, kills Vidor man during disturbance

Leah Durain was on the scene all morning giving updates on 12 News Daybreak.

BEAUMONT - A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has released the name of a man who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer during a pre-dawn incident Friday. 

The suspect who died at the scene is Chaz Logan York, 23, of Vidor.

The incident happened shortly after 1 a.m.  Friday following a disturbance in the parking lot between Chick-Fil-A and World Gym Express in the 4000 block of Dowlen Rd.  Officer Cody Guedry said York was involved in multiple disturbances and had assaulted several male and female victims. An off-duty Beaumont Police Officer, who was not involved in the disturbances, intervened.

Guedry said, “York tried to assault the officer with a bat and the officer discharged his firearm. The suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene.”

The investigation is on-going. The Officer has been placed on administrative leave with paid as this is standard procedure.

The Beaumont Police Department and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office are asking for any additional witnesses to please contact 409-880-3830 or 409-835-8550.

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