BEAUMONT — A homeowner shot a Beaumont man he says was breaking into his house on Jan. 1, according to a Beaumont Police Department news release. Beaumont police were called to the house concerning a possible burglary around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Goodhue according to the release.

The homeowner called dispatch a second time as police were headed toward the home, saying he had shot someone breaking into his home according to the release.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Beaumont man Cameron Elgin Casinger, was found on the front porch with a single gun shot wound to the upper leg according to the release.

Casinger was taken to a local hospital by Beaumont EMS where he was treated, released and transported to the Jefferson County Jail according to the release. Casinger is being charged with burglary of a habitation according to the release.

News release from Beaumont Police Department:

Beaumont Man Arrested for Burglary – 600 block of Goodhue

On Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:30 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Goodhue in reference to a burglar alarm. While Officers were in route, police dispatch received a second call from the homeowner, who advised he had shot someone who was breaking into his home.

Officers arrived on scene to find the suspect, identified as Cameron Elgin Casinger (a 26 year old Beaumont resident) on the front porch, suffering from a single gun shot wound to the upper leg. Casinger was transported by Beaumont EMS to a local hospital, where he was treated, released and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, charged with Burglary of a Habitation.