BEAUMONT, Texas — A 20-year-old man is dead and another man is in the hospital after a fatal shooting late during an attempted robbery Wednesday night on the north side of Beaumont.
Beaumont Police are investigating the shooting which happened in the 300 block of Simmons Ave.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the man who died was 21. 12News was given incorrect information.)
Officers were sent to the scene at about 10:37 p.m. Wednesday night according to a Beaumont Police spokesperson.
When officers got there the 46-year-old resident told police that Randle Cormier, 20, and another man had come to his home and tried to rob him according to a Beaumont Police Department news release.
Cormier came into his home and pulled a gun to rob him the resident told police. Another man also came into the house to help Cormier rob him he told officers the release said.
The resident pulled his own gun and began firing at Cormier who fired back.
Cormier, who was wounded in the shootout, was taken by a private vehicle to Baptist Hospital where he died shortly after he arrived.
The 46-year-old resident was hit multiple times and was taken by ambulance to a Beaumont hospital where he is in stable condition police said.
An autopsy has been ordered in the case according to Justice of the Peace Ben Collins, Sr.
The fatal shooting marks the 12the homicide in Beaumont for 2022.
Beaumont Police Department detectives are still interviewing witnesses as part of the ongoing investigation the release said.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
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