The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the man killed in an apparent beating in San Leon on Saturday evening.

Juan Antonio Baez, 31, of San Leon, was killed by blunt force trauma, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

Baez was one of four people found injured at a home in the 800 block of 26th Street in San Leon about midnight on Saturday, Trochesset said. Trochesset initially said three people were injured but on Monday confirmed a fourth person also suffered a head injury in the incident.

Three people, including Baez, were beaten, Trochesset said, adding that a fourth person was shot in the torso. One of the beaten men remained hospitalized in the Clear Lake area on Monday, he said. The man who was shot has been released from the hospital.

All four people are related to each other, Trochesset said.

No arrests have been made in connection to the death or assaults, Trochesset said. The sheriff’s office has identified a person of interest but still was investigating the incident on Monday, he said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(4) comments

Doug Sivyer

Send the perpetrator to prison for life. Wait, better yet, save the tax dollars and just euthanize him/her.

Ted Gillis

Give this part of Galveston County to Chambers County. We won’t miss it.

Bailey Jones

Keep the distillery, though.

James Lippert

Crime and Corruption in San Leon needs to be dealt with ASAP. Without a stable local government, with integrity, there is no hope for San Leon. Facts and history show the San Leon VFD has not been reformed in spite of over $200,000 being embezzled and the Asst Chief now serving time in Texas prison, last year San Leon suffered the savage murder of local celebrity "Scrappy Jackson", the armed robbery of the San Leon American Legion has gone unsolved, at least one local utilities contractor makes off with well over $100,000.00/month of San Leon MUD public monies, not bid out in conformance with Texas State Law using a plethora of assumed names, drug dealers roam the San Leon streets in broad daylight often on Mad-Max inspired bicycle/trailers used to make off with their stolen loot. NOW it appears that at least two (2) of the local San Leon politicians are buying huge mansions OUTSIDE of San Leon to get away from the chaos. Very sad for San Leon. And the Galveston County/State of Texas taxpayers who will wind up picking up the tab.

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