Report reveals more details behind Port Arthur teen’s shooting death

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The person who shot and killed 18-year-old Jordan Reed this month told Port Arthur Police the accidental firearm discharge took place while unloading the weapon.

That detail was listed in the offense reported turned over to Port Arthur Newsmedia via a Freedom of Information request.

The shooting was reported at 2:47 p.m. Feb. 5 at a house in the 1100 block of 8th Avenue.

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The offense report indicates the shooter told police while unloading a handgun, he began placing it on a bed in an upstairs bedroom and the gun fired, striking Reed in the head.

Port Arthur Police said investigators are not releasing details about the relationship between the shooter and victim; only saying the shooter is a juvenile.

Police are also not addressing publicly who owned the gun, if the gun was legal and who was at the house at the time of the shooting.

Police have not indicated if they anticipate making any arrests concerning this shooting, nor have they said if the case would be submitted to the district attorney’s office.

The official response for not releasing any information, Det. Mike Hebert said, is due to the case involving a juvenile and due to the circumstances that took place. He indicated no other questions would be answered on the fatal shooting.

Port Arthur Newsmedia reached out to Chief Tim Duriso Tuesday morning but did not receive a response by afternoon.

The department’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case.

Services for Reed are pending with Hannah Funeral Home Inc.

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