BPD Detectives have arrested Kalin Jamaal Hicks (a 28 year old Beaumont resident, pictured below) for the murder of Byron Bluitt.
On Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:09 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to an apartment at 1885 North St. in reference to a deceased person. When Officers arrived, they located the victim Byron Bluitt, a 58 year old Beaumont resident. Detectives began investigating and results from the autopsy on Tuesday, March 7th indicated the manner of death was a homicide. Within 12 hours of the case being upgraded to a homicide, Detectives from BPD's Person's Unit were able to develop a suspect and obtain a Murder Warrant for Kalin Jamaal Hicks.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, BPD's Special Assignment Unit located Mr. Hicks and took him into custody for the murder of Byron Bluitt. The case is still under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to call Beaumont PD at 409-832-1234.