Do you know “Bruiser?” Port Arthur Police say he is a suspect in a March 1 shooting.

Published 11:08 am Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Investigators have released a photo and nickname of a man believed involved in a early March Port Arthur shooting.

On Tuesday, Port Arthur Police released an image of the suspect identified only as “Bruiser.”

Authorities say the shooting took place at 3:20 p.m. March 1 at 1300 Joe Louis Avenue.

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“Unknown suspect, only known as Bruiser, shot victim,” a PAPD release said. “Investigators were only able to get social media pictures of Bruiser.”

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call 409-983-8631.

Those interested can also contact Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS (8477), 833 TIPS.com or download the P3 TIPS App. You WILL remain anonymous and MAY be eligible for a cash reward

Previous release

Police Chief Tim Duriso previously told Port Arthur Newsmedia that authorities are searching for more than one suspect following the shooting that took place at Louis Manor Trust Apartments.

A motive for the shooting was not shared.

The male victim, who is in his early 20’s, was shot in the upper body area and was listed in stable condition at a local hospital two days after the altercation. The man is not a resident of the apartment complex but lives in Port Arthur.

Officers first arrived at the scene and collected evidence. While officers were at the scene, they were notified by The Medical Center of Southeast Texas of the arrival of a shooting victim.

He was brought to the hospital by private vehicle, and the person who brought the man stayed with him at the hospital.

Police said one vehicle was hit with gunfire, and investigators believe a GMC Envoy is the suspect vehicle. Duriso said the shooting was not a drive-by.