Son of Beaumont ISD trustee charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer

The son of a Beaumont Independent School District trustee has been charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.
Byron Bush, 34, is the son of Trustee Zenobia Bush. He is accused of threatening Jefferson County deputies in an incident at the Stone Hearst Apartments in Beaumont about a week ago.

Deputy Rod Carroll with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies shot Bush, 34, on May 22 after he pulled a gun on deputies as they were doing a follow-up investigation into a recent home invasion robbery that happened in Nome. Carroll said that around 9:30 p.m., deputies confronted Bush who had a pistol. A short chase took place before Bush fired several rounds at the deputies.

Bush was shot twice in the incident and remains in stable condition at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. He is now being held on a $500,000 bond. A warrant for the charge was served at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

The deputies involved in the shooting were put on administrative leave, standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

We left a message at the home of Trustee Bush for comment, but she did not immediately return our call.


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