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Beaumont man found, arrested for his alleged part in fatal Sunday morning shooting, being held on $1M bond

Rickey Johnson is accused of fatally shooting Korey Green and injuring a 23-year-old female.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police have found and arrested a 26-year-old Beaumont man accused of fatally shooting a man early Sunday, Sept. 12 morning.

Rickey James Johnson is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $1 million bond, according to jail records. 

Beaumont Police responded to a call about shots being fired, with a possible victim at S. 11th and College Street, early Sunday morning. Officers located a 2008 blue Honda CRV at the 1000 block of Interstate 10 South with two shooting victims inside, according to a Beaumont Police Department news release.

Korey Green, 23, of Beaumont, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver, a 23-year-old Beaumont female, was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threating injuries.

Further investigation revealed that the victims left the parking lot near Paradise Hookah Lounge and stopped at the traffic light located at the corner of College and S. 11th Street, when Johnson approached the vehicle and began firing.

The driver was able to flee the scene, stop at the location where police found the Honda, and ask for help.

Police believe the victims and Johnson were involved in an on-going disturbance.

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From a Beaumont Police Department news release: 

Beaumont Man Wanted for Early Morning Homicide-College at 11th Street

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 1:33 A.M., Officers responded to S. 11th Street @ College Street in reference to shots fired, with a possible victim. Officers located a 2008 blue Honda CRV at 1055 IH 10 S with two shooting victims. Korey Green, a 23 year old Beaumont man, was located in the passenger seat and was deceased. The driver, a 23 year old female from Beaumont was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed the victims left the parking lot near the Paradise Hookah Lounge and stopped at the traffic signal located at College St @ S. 11th St.  The suspected shooter, Rickey James Johnson, a 26 year old Beaumont man, approached the vehicle and began firing at the victims. The female driver was able to flee the area and stop for help at 1055 IH 10 S.

Investigators were able to take statements and get a warrant for Johnson for the Murder of Korey Green.  The victims and the suspect were involved in an on-going disturbance.

If you have information about this crime or know where Johnson is, contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS or down load the P3 TIPS app to submit your tip with your smartphone.  All tips submitted to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers must remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.