Man shot Tuesday evening in Port Arthur declines to press charges

Published 12:13 am Friday, June 19, 2020

A Port Arthur gunshot victim has opted not to file charges against the person who shot him earlier this week, authorities said.

The victim, who is a 30-year-old male local resident, sustained a gunshot wound to the upper portion of his body in the 1300 block of 11th Street.

Police responded to the shooting scene at approximately 5:33 p.m. Tuesday and the man was taken to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont for treatment, according to information from the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Det. Sadie Guedry said the victim was able to tell detectives he did not want to file charges and was cooperative and forthcoming.

The case is now closed.