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14-year-old suspect arrested after fatal Saturday shooting of Beaumont man

Police found a deceased 25-year-old Beaumont man nearly eight hours after finding a car containing, "a significant amount of blood," in a different location.

BEAUMONT, Texas — The Beaumont Police Department has arrested a 14-year-old after a Saturday shooting that led to the death of a Beaumont man. 

Beaumont Police located an abandoned vehicle containing a, "significant amount of blood consistent with someone sustaining a serious injury," near Avenue C and Crocket Street, shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, according to a Beaumont Police Department release. 

The vehicle also contained evidence that suggested a firearm may have been used.

Further investigation led detectives to 4th and Crocket Street shortly before 5 p.m., where 25-year-old Juan Antonio Borrego was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

The currently unidentified juvenile suspect was taken into police custody and later placed under arrest.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a Beaumont Police Department news release: 

BPD Detectives have identified the homicide victim as Juan Antonio Borrego, a 25 year old Beaumont resident. A 14 year old juvenile was placed under arrest yesterday for the Murder. 

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:53 a.m., Beaumont Police located an abandoned vehicle near Avenue C and Crockett. The vehicle contained a significant amount of blood consistent with someone sustaining serious injury, as well as evidence that a firearm may have been used. Further investigation continued throughout the day and eventually led Detectives to the area of 4th and Crockett, where at approximately 4:51 p.m., a deceased male was located. A juvenile suspect is in custody and the investigation is on-going.

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