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Police investigating fatal Wednesday night shooting of 35-year-old Beaumont man

The victim was pronounced dead at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are investigating what appears to be the city's second homicide of 2019.

Officers are investigating the shooting death of Desmond Nixon, 35, of Beaumont according to a Beaumont Police Department news release.

Officers responded to the shooting in the 5800 block of Picadilly Lane in the north end of Beaumont at about 11:51 p.m. Wednesday night according to police.

Nixon was pronounced dead at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital police said.

Police are asking that anyone in the neighborhood check their home security or doorbell cameras for anything unusual between the hours of 11 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday night and call them if they notice anything.

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

From a Beaumont Police Department news release...

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:51 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 5800 block of Picadilly Lane in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

When Officers arrived they found the victim, identified as Desmond Nixon (35 year old Beaumont resident), suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Beaumont EMS transported Nixon to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. 

BPD Detectives are following multiple leads and are asking anyone with information to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). 

You can also submit tips privately through the Beaumont Police Facebook Page or by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone.

Detectives are also asking anyone who lives in the area of the 5800 block of Picadilly to check their home security and doorbell cameras between the hours of 11:00 pm last night (2-27-19) and 12:30 a.m. (2-28-19) for any unusual behavior/traffic that may assist with the homicide investigation.