Teen arrested for shooting into car in Beaumont

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BEAUMONT, CA – On December 1, 2020, at approximately 5:20 pm, officers were dispatched to the apartments in the 1400 block of Beaumont Avenue in reference to gun shots. Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses who reported some sort of altercation between individuals at the location and then gunshots were heard. A black four-door car was reportedly seen in the area of where the gunshots originated. At approximately 8:00 pm, the Beaumont Police Department received a call from the emergency room of San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital reporting a gunshot victim had come in with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers responded but the victim was uncooperative. Additional investigation by Beaumont Detectives and members of the Multiple Enforcement Team led officers to a location in Colton where a search warrant was served. Investigators located several unregistered firearms, including the one believed to have been used in the shooting. Officers conducted a parole search at the victim’s residence and located the victim’s car with a bullet hole and shattered window. Officers arrested the suspect Devontae Lewis, 18, of Beaumont for attempted homicide.


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