Reports of recent shots of the park where the scientist was killed in front of daughters

Tristan Beaudette, 35, was fatally shot in front of his two young daughters, while on a camping trip in Southern California.


Los Angeles County deputies were at the height of recent shots fired in the area of the popular California desert park, where a pharmaceutical scientist was killed in the summer by a single shot in front of his daughters.

The Los Angeles Times on Monday reported that the deputies responded twice in the last week to reports of gunshots at the Malibu Creek State Park is a campground that is closed since the June 22 killing.

Tristan Beaudette was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head as he slept in a tent with his young daughters. There were seven shootings reported at the park prior to Beaudette kill.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office told the newspaper that the responding deputies on Monday and Thursday last week found no evidence of a shooting place.

In one of the three previously identified incidents prior to the June 22 killing of a person in the car was shot. In another, a victim was shot, but not the report that police officers for a day and a half, county Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in June.

Beaudette, 35, took his daughters, ages 2 and 4, what was supposed to be a final camping trip in Los Angeles before the family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, his family said in a post on GoFundMe. His wife turned down the trip because they are preparing for an exam.

The park stretches over more than 12 square miles in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains west of Los Angeles. It offers camping, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and a look at the locations used in the filming of Hollywood movies and TV shows, such as “MASH.”

Although a desert, it is easily accessible from greater Los Angeles via u.s. 101 to the north and the Pacific Coast Highway on the Malibu coast to the south.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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