Port Arthur man found shot to death Friday

Published 6:08 pm Friday, February 18, 2022

A local man was found shot to death Friday morning in Port Arthur, bringing the number of killings this year so far to four.

Police responded at approximately 8:32 a.m. to the 400 block of West 53rd Street in reference to a deceased person, according to a news release by Port Arthur Deputy Chief Reid Rowe.

The individual was located and later identified as Christopher Thomas Jr. of Port Arthur. His age was not immediately available.

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Officers later discovered Thomas appeared to have been shot.

As of Friday night no arrests had been made.

PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case.