Clerk Shot and Killed During Robbery at Kris Food Mart in Beaumont

Clerk Shot and Killed During Robbery at Kris Food Mart in Beaumont
Suspect 1 and Person of Interest

On the night of Friday, December 29, 2023, tragedy unfolded at Kris Food Mart, located at 3090 Gulf, as Beaumont Police responded to a shooting incident. At 10:09 p.m., officers discovered the lifeless body of the store clerk, who had succumbed to gunshot wounds.

Preliminary investigations unveiled a harrowing sequence of events. Two suspects entered the store, brandishing firearms, and proceeded to rob the clerk at gunpoint. Shockingly, one of the suspects fatally shot the store clerk before making off with stolen cigarettes on foot.

Wanted suspect

Detectives have released surveillance footage of the suspects, seeking assistance from the public in identifying them. Suspect 1, described as heavyset with dreadlocks, was armed with a handgun and wore a dark jacket with a hood while carrying an orange bag. Suspect 2, clad in black jeans and a black hoodie with the word “NERD,” was also armed.

A third individual seen in the store before the robbery is considered a person of interest. Detectives believe this person may possess crucial information related to the crime and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The Beaumont Police can be reached at 409-832-1234 for information on the suspects or the person of interest. Alternatively, Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 409-833-TIPS(8477), or tips can be submitted anonymously through the P3 Tips App on smartphones, potentially leading to a cash reward.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Update: December 30, 2023 – Suspect 1 Detained, Person of Interest Identified and Located

Beaumont Police announced significant progress in the ongoing investigation. Suspect 1, the heavyset individual with dreadlocks, has been identified and detained. Additionally, the person of interest seen in the store before the robbery has been located and is cooperating with detectives.

However, the search for Suspect 2, the individual wearing the black hoodie with “NERD” on it, is still active. Beaumont Police continue to urge anyone with information on Suspect 2 to come forward.