Juvenile jailed for shooting, striking car

Published 12:15 am Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A juvenile is facing charges after reportedly firing a gun and striking a moving vehicle Saturday night in Port Arthur.

Police were called at 8:36 p.m. by the complainants who said they were shot at while driving in the 2900 block of 5th Street. They told police they saw a male remove a handgun from his waistband and fire twice in their direction, striking the vehicle once.

One of the victims “was able to positively identify” a male suspect, who was later located and arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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The juvenile, whose name cannot be released, was taken to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center in Beaumont after his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Port Arthur Police Det. Mike Hebert said.

Police did not release information regarding the number of people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting or if anyone was injured.

Likewise, information on a possible motive or if there are any other suspects in the shooting was not released.

The Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center services offenders between the ages of 10 to 17, according to the website.