Port Arthur robbery victim dies; police investigate homicide

Published 9:43 am Friday, July 19, 2019

What began as a call of a possible drive-by shooting around 1:15 a.m. Friday ended up as an aggravated robbery then a homicide.

According to Port Arthur police, two men approached a man at the back of a residence in the 3200 block of 18th Street and demanded money.

Another man came outside the home and was also confronted. During the incident the second man was struck with a pistol and the first man was shot while trying to flee.

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One of the victims was brought to a local hospital and died from his injuries. His name will not be released until next of kin is notified.

This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.