Port Arthur Police chief shares arrest update following fatal Wednesday shooting

Published 2:01 pm Friday, July 21, 2023

Police in Port Arthur now have a strong person of interest following Wednesday’s shooting death of 29-year-old Jhamiah Dixion.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said on Friday afternoon that authorities expect to make an arrest.

PAPD was 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.

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

Detectives are looking for a motive for the shooting, adding there were no reports of a disturbance at the apartments.

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

This homicide is the fourth for the city this year.