UPDATE: Alleged West Side shooter caught
Published 9:39 pm Friday, January 27, 2017
A Port Arthur man suspected in a number of shootings on the city’s West Side was arrested by police hours after an alert was issued for information on his whereabouts.
Kaleb Deand’re Angelle, 21, was arrested at a residence at Prince Hall Apartments on Friday night, Officer Mike Hebert said.
Police received the anonymous tip around 7:15 p.m. Several members of the department’s SWAT team arrived on scene and first cleared the common areas of the apartment complex, located in the in the 900 block of West 14th Street, before attempting to make contact with Angelle.
The resident of the apartment allowed police inside and Angelle was arrested without incident. The resident also gave officers permission to search the apartment and a gun was found that the resident said was not his.
Angelle is being held on a felony aggravated assault charge with bond set at $100,000 and a failure to identify charge with bond at $1,000, according to an employee at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.
There have been several shootings at the apartment complex over the past two months. On Dec. 13, a 21-year-old man with non-life threatening injuries after a person fired about eight shots in the apartment complex.
“Angelle targeted the victim and shot at him multiple times striking the victim in the leg,” Hebert said in an earlier press release. “Angelle fled the scene after the shooting.”
Angelle is a person of interest in multiple shootings in the city, and not all of the shootings resulted in people being shot.
“The motives behind the shootings are not clear, but what is clear is that each person shot at was targeted by Angelle,” he said.
Hebert said there was a town hall meeting held last week on the West Side at which police heard from people who expressed concern over the number of shootings in their area of the city.
Officers also said the suspect in these shootings rarely acted alone during the commission of these shootings but he is almost always named as the lone shooter.