B. Beets was killed in Jack's Place, 3003 1/2 Nance, while checking
the tavern's license with his partner, Auxiliary Captain Gougenheim.
He was leaning
behind the bar to read a beer license when Manual Ben Smith entered
with a pistol in his hand. Beets did not see his assailant. When Officer
Beets turned around, he was shot in the face and heart. He died an
hour later at Jeff Davis Hospital. The suspect was later killed by
Captain Gougenheim, who was also killed during the incident.