Trial begins for man accused of shooting, killing homeowner in botched burglary

BEAUMONT - A Beaumont man heard a noise in his garage.  When he turned on the light to investigate, someone killed him with one shot.  Jury selection for the man police say fired that shot is began Monday in Beaumont.

Tyrece D’Andre Harris is charged with murder in the 2016 shooting death of Jimmy Bertrand, 52, of Beaumont.  Bertrand’s wife found his body in the garage of their home on Sun Meadow Drive on April 26, 2016.

According to 12News file stories, Harris, who was 17 at the time, turned himself in at the Beaumont Police Department days after the murder.

Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday before Judge John Stevens.

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