Beaumont police late Friday afternoon released the names of the three men who were killed in a shootout Thursday night.
Police say 28-year-old MacGarrret Jack, his uncle 62-year-old Preston Wilson, and 29-year-old Joshua Caesar were all killed after a confrontation with another group of men ended in gunfire.
Detectives say they questioned a person of interest in the shooting. Michael Ray Carmen Jr, 25, of Beaumont spend Friday afternoon with investigators after he voluntarily arrived at the police station.
Police were called to the 1000 block of Prairie Avenue between Neches and Park Streets at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say all three of the deceased were found dead outside of the home under a carport. The two injured were taken to a local hospital. One has been treated and released. Police are interviewing him. The other wounded man was transferred to the University of Texas Medical Branch with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, and one wound to the lower body.
Sgt. Flores tells 12News the shooting happened when a group of men approached the home and began talking to the victims who were playing dominos under the carport. They said an argument began and before long, shooting erupted.
On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at about 9:27pm officers responded to a report of multiple shooting victims outside a house in the 1000 block of Prairie St. @ Park St. When officers arrived, they discovered five gunshot victims on the Prairie St side of the residence, under the carport. Three subjects were deceased on the scene, Macgarrett Jack, a 28 year old resident of Beaumont, Preston Wilson, a 62 year old resident of Beaumont, and Joshua Ceasar, a 29 year old resident of Beaumont. Two subjects were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. Initial reports indicated that the victims were playing dominos under the carport when they were approached by several armed subjects who demanded that the victims “don’t move and give it up.” After shooting the victims, the actors fled west on Prairie where they may have gotten into a small dark colored S.U.V., which struck a parked vehicle as the driver fled the area. I.D., C.I.D., Traffic and the Crime Lab responded.