Last night members of the Beaumont Police Department Detective Bureau were recognized at the 40th Annual LEAC Awards Ceremony with the Investigative Excellence Award.

This esteemed award recognized the extraordinary investigative efforts of Sgt. Galletta, Cpl. Wells, Det. Ford and Det. Steward for the investigation of the homicide of Jasmine Zuniga on March 4, 2017.

***On March 4, 2017, at approximately 10:26p.m., Beaumont Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired in the 500 block of Chestnut. Patrol officers responded to the area, and within minutes located a vehicle in the 500 block of Michigan. Officers located an unresponsive female suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where 21 year old, Jasmine Zuniga, succumbed to her injuries.

On March 23, 2017, Beaumont Police Department Detectives and assisting agencies served a series of search warrants resulting in the arrest of four suspects believed to be responsible for Jasmine Zuniga’s homicide. Those suspects are currently awaiting trial.

“These types of cases are tragic and sensitive for both law enforcement and the family of the victim. While the Beaumont Police Department continues to send our thoughts and prayers to the family, we are very proud of the work of our officers. We hope that their hard work and diligence to bring this case to a close gives some comfort and peace to the family of Jasmine.” – Sean Thuilliez, Chief of Police, City of Beaumont

Congratulations to this great team of detectives and this well deserved award!

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