Charges filed in Easter Sunday shooting

Published 5:44 pm Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Beaumont man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an Easter Sunday shooting in Port Arthur.

Police have not released the identity of the 24-year-old suspect but are preparing to present the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office some time next week, Port Arthur Police Det. Joe Paul said.

Police responded to a call of a shooting victim shortly before 10:30 a.m. April 16 to Port Arthur Townhomes, 3500 Turtle Creek Drive. While there they found that a 32-year-old Port Arthur man sustained a gunshot wound after a disturbance while at the apartment complex.

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Both the suspect and the victim were sent to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas and were treated and released.

Police said the suspect sustained injuries during a struggle with the victim over the gun used in the incident.