Two arrested for fatal shooting at PA hotel

Published 1:42 pm Sunday, January 15, 2017

Two men have been arrested for the Dec. 29 murder of a Rasheed Edwards who was shot to death outside of Baymont Inn and Suites.

Antonio Richard was arrested on Jan. 9 in Oakdale, La. with the assistance of the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to LaRisa Carpenter, public information officer for the City of Port Arthur.

Richard is being held without bond, according to an employee at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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The second suspect, Iterreious Simien, was arrested on a warrant for murder in Orange on Sunday. He was taken into custody without incident.

Simien will be transported to the jail in Jefferson County and bond will be set at $500,000.

No further information has been released regarding the suspects.

Port Arthur police got the call of shots fired around 9 p.m. Dec. 29 at Baymont Inn & Suites, 3801 Texas 73. Police located Edwards, 29, deceased from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.