Beaumont, Texas police have arrested a white male suspected of shooting out the glass doors at the campaign headquarters of Jefferson County Sheriff candidate Zena Stephens while yelling “F*ck the n****rs,” 12News is reporting.
According to Stephens, a former chief deputy who announced her run for sheriff last year, she was standing outside her headquarters with a group of people when a white male in a white Jeep pulled up and shouted at them before opening fire.
According to Stephens, who is black and currently chief of police at Prairie View A&M University, she had not received any previous threats against her campaign.
“Anytime something like that happens with innocent people around you’re concerned for them,” Stephens said. “I don’t know if it was a random act or whether it was targeted, but I just think it is, you know, ignorance.”
Police state that no one was hurt and no bullet found, leading them to believe that the weapon used may have been a pellet gun.
Late Monday night the man — who has yet to be identified — was taken into custody at a home where the white Jeep with the same license plate as the shooter was parked out front.
According to authorities the man was arrested on an unrelated charge, but confirmed that two firearms were found inside of the Jeep. Police state that they believe the man might be the shooter who took out a window at a local store earlier in the evening.
Three other men and a woman were also taken in by police for questioning.
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Posted by 12NewsNow on Monday, February 29, 2016