Police investigating several persons of interest in double killing; unrelated shooting at local apartments

Published 12:42 pm Friday, July 5, 2024

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A robbery or transaction gone bad may be the cause of a shooting that left two men dead on Thursday.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said the men were shot multiple times and were located at the 3400 6th St. location.

Duriso did not indicate if the men were found inside or outside of the garage apartment.

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The deceased are identified as Alfred Glenn Scott Jr., 22, of Port Arthur and Corneileous Jarod Jones, 24 of Killeen. Neither man lived at the residence.

Duriso said they were possibly short term acquaintances.

A woman who lives at the garage apartment made the call to police at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Duriso said police are searching for several persons of interest and can confirm they are investigating a tenant of the apartment.

Police are asking the public to check their security cameras from the time frame of midnight to 2 a.m. Thursday for any persons or vehicles seen in the neighborhood.

People with information about this crime can call Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 409-833-TIPS or by downloading the P3 Tips app on a smart phone. Tips are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

Another shooting

A man suffered a non-life threating gunshot wound around 1 a.m. Friday at Avery Trace Apartments.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said a disturbance between acquaintances led to the man being shot in the leg. The gunshot victim is not a resident of the apartments.

Police have a suspect in the case but no arrests have been made.

This marked the third shooting in less than 24 hours in the city.