Police arrest man responsible for shooting and killing man in restaurant parking lot


SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man responsible for shooting and killing a man in a restaurant parking lot.

On Saturday, April 30 at 11:21 p.m., deputies received a report of a shooting in the 10100 block of Patriot Highway.

When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times in the upper body. Despite the use of lifesaving measures, he died at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Shawn Hastings, 35.

Witnesses gave police a description of the person who shot him and the vehicle in which he left the scene.

With the help of the Carolina County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police, they located 34-year-old Jesse Dean Beebout at his residence in the Lake Land’Or community early Sunday morning. He was taken into custody by Spotsylvania detectives.

During the arrest, authorities recovered a firearm and it emerged that Beebout had shot himself in the hand during the incident.

Detectives later learned the shooting was the result of an argument that started inside Fatty’s Taphouse.

Witnesses say Hastings was shot in the parking lot after leaving the restaurant building.

Beebout was arrested and charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is currently being treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

Once released, he will be taken to Rappahannock Regional Jail without bail.

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