From Enterprise Staff
A man suspected of murder is behind bars at the Polk County Jail following an incident in a Corrigan neighborhood Wednesday.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after 7 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a gunshot victim in Reilly Village.
The caller reported the victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and the suspect had since left the scene. Officers arrived and the victim was identified as Arthur Bean Jr., 30, of Corrigan. The suspect was soon identified as Gino Morales, 29, also of Corrigan.
Officers from the Corrigan Police Department were able to locate and detain the suspect at his residence in the Rayburn Hills area. Investigators processed the crime scene and a search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s residence.
Bean Jr. was flown to Conroe Regional Hospital, but would later succumb to his injuries.
Morales was booked into the Polk County Jail, where he was charged with first-degree murder. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jamie Richardson has set a bond for Morales at $250,000.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Corrigan Police Department for their assistance in this case. Those with information regarding the case are asked to notify the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.