Argument leads to shotgun death, murder arrest in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Beaumont man has died and another Beaumont man is charged with murder following a shooting Saturday morning in Polk County.

Samuel Jacobe Gotreaux, 19, is charged with first-degree murder.

According to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called out to a shooting in the Wild Country subdivision at 3:19 a.m.

Deputies and EMS arrived to find Brandon Michael Lopez, 19, with a single gunshot wound. Deputies say Gotreaux and Savannah Hampton said Lopez and Gotreaux got into an argument and Lopez threw a metal object through the back glass of Gotreaux's truck.

Deputies say Gotreaux got out of his truck and got a 20-gauge pump shotgun from the back seat and located it with one round and fired it toward Lopez, hitting him in the right armpit and chest.

EMS took Lopez to a Livingston hospital, where he died.

Deputies took Gotreaux to the sheriff's office, where they interviewed him and eventually arrested him on the murder charge.

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