Police identify man killed Wednesday night in Port Arthur Townhome shooting

Published 10:26 am Thursday, July 20, 2023

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old local man.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said officers were dispatched at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday to Port Arthur Townhomes, 3500 Turtle Creek Drive after a neighbor called to report hearing a shot fired.

The victim, who was a resident of the apartments, was found lying in the parking lot.

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Police identified the victim as Jhamiah Dixion.

Justice of the Peace Joseph Guillory II responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy.

Duriso said detectives do not know a motive for the shooting, adding there were no reports of a disturbance at the apartments.

Police did not have a person of interest as of Thursday morning.

This homicide is the fourth for the city this year.