Monday, March 19, 2007

Habeas corpus

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

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.

Please read "Gunshots end stormy marriage" by Sarah Moore.


Bryon Houlgrave said...

You've had quite the weekend. Nice shots, Mark, they're both powerful and tasteful.

Marie said...

Not an easy weekend for a photographer..hope you got to relax a bit. Both suicide/murder shots are powerful, but I have a preference for the top one. The image of the police tape, evidence markers and knife tells the story and shows how much of the scene you were taking in.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thanks y'all.
Actually, I find portraits more mentally stressful than most spot news. With portraits, if there's any tiny error, it's entirely my fault.