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Beaumont man charged in officer involved shooting

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A Beaumont man is facing a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant after an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. at a house located at 3270 North 10th St.

Officer Carol Riley tells 12 News it started with a 911 call from a 22-year-old woman who said she had just been assaulted.  She told police there were three men inside the house and they had all been drinking.  She said she would be waiting outside of the house for police. 

Police say when they arrived, 28-year-old John Michael Bledsoe was at the front door with a shotgun.  Officers say Bledsoe's actions forced police to fire.

Bledsoe suffered what police describe as non-life threatening injuries and is reported to be in stable condition at a Beaumont hospital. He will be transported to the Jefferson County jail once he is released.

Police say more charges are pending against Bledsoe.

Subject:Officer Involved Shooting in the 3200 Block of N 10th St

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:52am, Beaumont Patrol Officers responded to a disturbance in the 3200 block of N. 10th St. and were forced to shoot a 28 year old Beaumont Man identified as John Michael Bledsoe. Bledsoe was transported to the hospital by EMS and remains there in stable condition.  Beaumont Police Detectives filed Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant charges with the District Attorney's Office and a warrant was issued by Judge Chaision. Bledsoe has a $150,000 bond. Detectives are still investigating and there are more charges pending. Jefferson County Correction Officers took custody of Bledsoe and will transport him to Jefferson County Jail when he is released.

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