UPDATE: Texas Rangers Investigate an Officer-Involved Shooting in Jefferson County

Published 4:54 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers Division identified John Wesley Seymour, 59, of Beaumont as the subject who was shot by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies following a family disturbance call on November 3.


JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Rangers Division, with the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices, are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on November 3. At approximately 3 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 11000 block of Carpenter Road regarding a family disturbance that involved a weapon.

The preliminary investigation indicates Deputies arrived and found a male subject had barricaded himself with a firearm inside a travel trailer on the property.

Deputies continued negotiating with the subject – asking him to bring this incident to a peaceful end – for several hours, but he refused to surrender.  Less than lethal tactics were unsuccessful in getting the subject to leave the trailer without a firearm.

When the subject did exit the travel trailer, he pointed a handgun towards the Deputies and he was shot.

Deputies assisted EMS personnel, who were already on-scene, with life-saving efforts.

The 59-year-old Beaumont man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

This is an active investigation and additional details are unavailable for release at this time.