DA to review teen-shooting death case

Published 5:03 pm Friday, May 31, 2019

The case against a Beaumont man in last week’s shooting death of a Port Arthur teen is being sent to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

Ashton Jherimiah Robertson, 21, is charged with tampering with physical evidence in the May 22 fatal shooting of Jermaine Delahoussaye outside Short Stop convenience store, 2248 Gulfway Drive. Port Arthur police did not release the name because the victim is a minor; the name was obtained from the Pct. 7 Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett.

The reason Robertson was charged with tampering with physical evidence is because he reportedly removed evidence from the crime scene, PAPD Det. L. Thomas said.

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Thomas said the shooting was an isolated incident between the two and the store clerk was never involved. The detective also said Robertson and the juvenile did not know each other.

This was the third confirmed homicide of the year in Port Arthur.

The case is being forwarded to the DA’s office.


See also: Juvenile shot, killed on Gulfway Drive