Female motorist injured, 1 arrested in Port Arthur shooting

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020

One man was arrested and a woman injured after Port Arthur Police said a vehicle was targeted during a Wednesday morning shooting.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to the 800 block of Charleston Avenue at approximately 10:14 a.m. to reports of shots fired.

Arriving officers found a female, who said while she was driving along Charleston Avenue a man she knew fired several shots into her vehicle.

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Police said the victim sustained minor injuries during the shooting but did not initially elaborate on what that meant.

Police said the victim identified the gunman, with a suspect located a short time later and placed under arrest for aggravated assault.

The suspect is identified as 35-year-old Horace Minnard III. He was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division.