East Texas homeowner fatally shoots woman who attempted to break into home, police say

Cheyenne Rene Mounce (Beaumont Police Department/Facebook, Beaumont Police Department/Facebook)

BEAUMONT, Texas – Beaumont police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday, KSAT reported.

According to a Facebook post Sunday, Beaumont officers responded to a home burglary in progress at around 5 a.m.

Upon arrival at the home, the homeowner told police that someone, a female, had forced their way into the home and the homeowner shot her several times.

Beaumont Police Investigating an Early Morning Homicide-2900 Pine On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 5:23 a.m., Officers...

Posted by Beaumont Police on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Police then found an unresponsive woman, later identified as 27-year-old Cheyenne Rene Mounce, with apparent gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Authorities are still investigating the incident and the homeowner involved was transported to Beaumont Police Department for further questioning, KSAT reported.

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