PAPD: Beaumont man arrested after shooting sends 2 to Trauma Center

Published 12:20 am Saturday, May 30, 2020

A fight escalated into a broad daylight, Saturday afternoon shooting in Port Arthur, police said.

PAPD officers were dispatched at approximately 1:21 p.m. to the incident at the Prince Hall apartment complex, located at 914 W. 14th Street.

Arriving officers found a shooting victim between two apartments on the west side of the complex.

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Another victim arrived to the police station, “where she collapsed from her injuries,” police reported.

During the investigation it was discovered two victims and a gunman were “involved in a physical altercation” leading one man to produce a hand gun and shoot the two victims, authorities said.

Both victims were taken to the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth Trauma Center as a result of their injuries.

Police Chief Tim Duriso said a suspect was located in a near-by apartment, arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Duriso said the suspect is a 27-year-old Beaumont man.

Police did not immediately release the suspect’s name.