‘They left him thrown out like an animal’ Mother of Beaumont man who was murdered Saturday says the crime can never be forgiven

Juan Antonio Borrego killed by 14 year old

The mother of 25-year-old Juan Antonio Borrego said he was a brother, a son, and a soon-to-be husband.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Juan Antonio Borrego was shot and killed Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, and a 14-year-old is being accused of the murder.

Borrego’s family said the 25-year-old was a fun-loving man who cared deeply about his family. The family said they are in disbelief and have been left with more questions than answers.

Beaumont police responded a call regarding an abandoned vehicle on Avenue C and Crocket Street Saturday morning, according to a Beaumont Police Department news release. When police arrived, they found the car had a significant amount of blood inside suggesting someone was badly injured.  

Further investigation led detectives to 4th and Crocket Street shortly before 5 p.m., where Borrego was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

“What they did to my son wasn’t right. They left him thrown out like an animal, and he didn’t deserve to die like that,” Perfecta Mendoza Velasquez, Borrego’s mother, said. “He had so much life ahead of him.”

Velasquez said even though a teen has already been arrested in connection to her sons death, the family is not any closer to understanding why this happened.

Written by Dominique Leh, Tiana Johnson (KBMT)

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