Texas man charged with killing his 4 roommates

This photo provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office shows Lively James Stratton. Police say the Southeast Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his four roommates during an argument. Beaumont police say Stratton, of Beaumont was being held Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, on four murder counts. Bond was $4 million. Officer Carol Riley says Sunday's attack involved an ongoing disturbance. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police say a Southeast Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his four roommates during an argument.

Beaumont police say 22-year-old Lively James Stratton of Beaumont was being held Monday on four murder counts. Bond was $4 million.

Officer Carol Riley says Sunday’s attack involved an ongoing disturbance. Riley had no immediate details on the dispute at the residence with individual rented rooms, plus a shared living area and bathroom.

An officer on patrol heard gunfire. Police found 23-year-old Alvin Lee Bellard and 23-year-old Shannon Sutton dead at the scene.

Police say 39-year-old Bobby Wyatt and 33-year-old Elijah Rideau died at a hospital. Riley says one victim identified Stratton before dying.

Online records Monday didn’t immediately list an attorney representing Stratton, who was arrested nearby.

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