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Police: Disabled veteran shoots Port Arthur man during “road rage” confrontation

BEAUMONT — A Port Arthur man was shot multiple times this weekend, the victim of a road rage altercation that turned extremely violent, police said.

Beaumont Police officers responded to the 1700 block of Burton Street Sunday in reference to a shooting, where they located a 29-year-old Port Arthur man with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police did not release the victim’s name or the shooter’s name.

Witnesses told officers the homeowner, a 50-year-old disabled veteran, shot the Port Arthur man “after a road rage type incident.”

Witnesses said the homeowner was in a vehicle with his family, traveling home. The homeowner’s daughter was driving and approached an SUV on Highland Avenue.

The Port Arthur man was driving the SUV and swerving in and out of his lane of traffic, according to police. The homeowner advised his daughter to pass the vehicle.

The Port Arthur man sped after them and followed them to their residence, police said.

The Port Arthur man exited his vehicle and approached the family. The disabled man told his family to put their heads down while he retrieved a handgun from his vehicle.

Police said the disabled man advised he feared for his family’s safety and shot the Port Arthur man.

Beaumont EMS took the Port Arthur man to St. Elizabeth Hospital for further medical treatment.

Detectives are taking statements and investigating the shooting.

The Port Arthur man had passengers in his vehicle that gave the same statements, police said, one of the passengers was a young child.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. All tips are anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.