, Port Arthur, Texas

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June 19, 2013

Alleged gunman arrested after foot chase in PA

PORT ARTHUR — A 45-year-old Port Arthur man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday night after police located him on 18th Street.

Port Arthur Police Department responded to a call about a man who was seen with a gun in the 700 block of 18th Street. When officers arrived, they saw the man who then ran away on foot, according to a news release.

After a short foot chase, officers detained the suspect.

Officers received word about a shooting three blocks away in the 500 block of Nederland Avenue, where many people gave statements that linked the detained suspect to the incident.

The victim was a 50-year-old man, also from Port Arthur, who received a gunshot wound to the lower part of one of his legs. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital Tuesday. His current condition is unknown.

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