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Police believe Tuesday shooting death of 18-year-old Beaumont man was accidental

Detectives believe the fatal wound was unintentionally self-inflicted.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police believe the Tuesday shooting death of an 18-year-old Beaumont man was accidental.

When officers responded to a reported shooting just before 5 p.m., on Tuesday in the 1300 block of Edwin Street, they found Dwyndell Perrault Jr, 18 of Beaumont, suffering from a single gunshot wound according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Perrault was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead according to police.

Detectives believe that the injury was unintentionally self-inflicted and do not suspect foul play, the release said. However, the incident is still under investigation according to police.

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 release:

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:55 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 1300 block of Edwin in reference a victim of a shooting. The victim was located inside the residence suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Preliminary investigation has led detectives to believe that the gunshot was unintentionally  self-inflicted and foul play is not believed to be a factor, however the investigation is on-going. The victim was identified as Dwyndell Perrault Jr, an 18 year old Beaumont resident.

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