ANAHUAC, July 22, 2015 -Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that on July 20, 2015, a 911 call was received by Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Communications from the Mother of a 35 year old white male of Winnie, Texas, who was in violation of a protective order at a residence in the 18000 block of County Line road in Winnie, Texas. The responding deputy called for assistance en route as the address has had numerous prior calls for service. Upon arrival, two deputies and a DPS trooper attempted to place the violator in custody. While attempting to arrest the suspect, he broke free, entered his vehicle, and retrieved a hand gun. Shots were fired, and the suspect died on scene.
An investigation is being conducted by Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers.
The name of the suspect in yesterday’s shooting is 35 year old Joshua LeBoeuf. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office had received numerous calls for assistance to the residence over the last few months involving domestic violence, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Joshua LeBoeuf was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on 30 June 2015. On 1 July 15 a Protective order was issued. On 20 July 2015 at 9am Chambers County 911 received a call that Mr. LeBoeuf was at the residence on County Line Road. This was a violation of the protective order that was issued. It was because of the previous volatile calls concerning LeBoeuf that the responding deputy requested for another unit to respond to the call with him as backup. While deputies were trying to place LeBoeuf under arrest, he broke free from them and ran to his truck. Inside of his truck he grabbed a hand gun and shots were fired. Mr. LeBoeuf was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were seriously injured during the shooting. The case is still being investigated by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office along with the Texas Rangers.