A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department said Friday that someone fired shots at two officers late Thursday in the city's south end.
According to Sgt. Rob Flores, the shots were fired around 10:15 p.m. in the 600 block of Fulton Avenue as two patrol officers were responding to a disturbance involving two men fighting over a gun. As the officers arrived in the area, an unknown person fired a gunshot at their patrol car. The officers quickly got out of the car and took cover. As they did, the unknown person fired another gunshot at them. The officers could not determine where the gunshots were coming from. They maintained cover and began directing assisting units into the area. They set up a perimeter and began to search for the concealed gunman.
Officers found a man walking along Fulton who they say appeared intoxicated. He refused to comply with the verbal orders and officers were forced to use their Electronic Control Device to subdue the man.
They then found that he had a handgun in a shoulder holster underneath his t-shirt.
Officers arrested the man for unlawfully carrying a weapon. They identified him as Stanley D. McDonald, 32, of Beaumont. Detectives are investigating to determine if McDonald was the one who fired the shots.
None of the officers were hit, but one bullet did strike the patrol car.