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Evidence remains marked as Beamont police investigate a murder-suicide near the intersection of Euclid and Park streets in Beaumont on Thursday, March 15, 2007. Police said the shooting was an act of domestic violence.
Witnesses said James Ray "Bubba" Dean chased Michele Dean, his wife, down the street and shot her. She later died at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. He also shot and damaged a city vehicle in the process. Then, he shot and killed himself.
Beamont police investigate a murder-suicide near the body of James Ray "Bubba" Dean on Harriot Street near Park Street in Beaumont. He had a criminal record including convictions for narcotics, family violence and driving while intoxicated.
Michael Wilkerson, the sanitation worker who tried to save the woman, was shaken up but unharmed after the shooting, police said.
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