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Police release names of victim and suspect in city's first homicide of 2013

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Lance Jaccoby Moore, 26, of Beaumont, was arrested 2/28/2013 and charged with murder in the death of Lorenzo Simon. (Photo: Beaumont Police Department) Lance Jaccoby Moore, 26, of Beaumont, was arrested 2/28/2013 and charged with murder in the death of Lorenzo Simon. (Photo: Beaumont Police Department)
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Beaumont police have released the names of the victim and suspect in the city's first homicide investigation of 2013.  Officers say Lorenzo Simon, 41, of Beaumont, was shot and killed by his cousin Lance Jacoby Moore, 26, also of Beaumont.

Patrol officers were called to a shooting at about 11:12 p.m. Wednesday in the 10000 block of Dusty Lane in north Beaumont. When officers arrived they found Simon laying in a ditch suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  He was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth by Beaumont EMS, but doctors could not save his life.

Officers talked with Moore at the scene, then took him into custody.  A news release issued by the Beaumont Police Department says Moore admitted to shooting Simon with a rifle.

According to statements given to police by witnesses, Moore and Simon, who are cousins, were involved in some type of disturbance.  During the disturbance, Moore shot Simon one time.

Officers took Moore to the Jefferson County jail.  He has been charged with one count of Murder-Family Violence.  No bond has been set.   

Jefferson County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Ray Chesson order an autopsy.   

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