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Police hope surveillance photo of truck leads them to Dominique Reed's killer


A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department Friday released images of what may be the vehicle a gunman used in Thursday morning's 11th Street fatal shooting of Dominique Reed.

The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday and the truck was in the vicinity at the time.

The police spokesperson asks that anyone who recognizes the truck call Beaumont Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477.)

Reed and a passenger were involved in a minor accident involving the shooter.  The accident happened at the intersection of 11th and Laurel Streets.  At some point after the accident, the shooter took out a gun and shot Reed and a Good Samaritan,who had stopped to help Reed.

Sgt. Rob Flores said the shooting does not appear to have been random act.  It also does not appear to the be result of road rage.  Police have determined that there is a prior connection between the shooter and the two women.

Reed was the mother of a two-year-old boy.  She was an employee at the Walmart in Beaumont,where she had worked since she graduated from Ozen High School in 2011.

Her shift manager, Jammie Scott, said, "She was an amazing woman, she was beautiful inside and out, never met a stranger, always had a beautiful smile on her face."

Scott says Reed was a cashier, and a favorite of customers.

Employees at Walmart have begun taking up a collection for her family.

Walmart is also providing grief counseling for her co-workers.

The Good Samaritan who was shot trying to help Reed, remains hospitalized.  His name has not been released for his protection, and his room his guarded by police.

We're told he's from New Mexico was here in Southeast Texas working.

He's expected to recover.

Witnesses described the shooter as a heavy-set Hispanic man, who appeared "cross-eyed".

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