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Beaumont man sentenced to 30 years after deadly 2019 shooting at Avery Trace Apartments

Kylan Deion Bazile was found guilty of murder in connection with the death of DeShandric Clayton.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A 24-year-old Beaumont man will spend the next 30 years in prison for his part in a deadly 2019 shooting.  

Kylan Deion Bazile was found guilty of murder on October 14, 2022 in connection with the death of 23-year-old DeShandric Clayton. Clayton died after a shooting at the Avery Trace Apartments. 

The trial began Tuesday, October 11, 2022. 

Judge John Stevens presided over the trial. Defense Attorney Langston Adams is representing Bazile.

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Related: Trial begins for Beaumont suspect charged with murder in 2019 death of Port Arthur man

The deadly shooting happened on October 18, 2019. Port Arthur Police responded to the Avery Trace Apartment shortly after 3:30 p.m., after receiving a call about a shooting victim.

When officers got to the apartments, they found Clayton in the breezeway of the building suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Witnesses told police a maroon passenger car that had three people in it passed by and began shooting at Clayton. Police believe Bazile was driving the car when the shooting took place, according to the affidavit.

Clayton was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The maroon car was found at the Prince Hall Apartments and determined to be registered to be Bazile.

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

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