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Armed, masked men force way into apartment before deadly shooting

A man is dead after a home invasion turned into a fatal shooting at Valley View Estates on Wednesday night.

Police were called at approximately 10:22 p.m. to the apartment complex and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper portion of the body.

Police Chief Tim Duriso said the victim is a male in his 20s; the victim’s name has not been released.

A witness told police several people wearing masks and armed with guns forced entry into the apartment, according to a press release.

Jefferson County Pct. 8 Justice of the Peace Tom Gilliam III pronounced the man deceased and ordered an autopsy.

No other occupants of the residence were injured, police said.

There have been no arrests, Duriso said, adding no one was taken into custody Wednesday night.

This marks the second homicide for Port Arthur in 2020.