The Port Arthur Police Department reported they have found the body of a fugitive involved in a March 23 shooting, who was also responsible for other incidents in the city.

PAPD officers responded to the 1000 block of Delaware and upon their arrival, found Javier Palacios deceased in the alleyway. The department is not releasing details surrounding his death, however, previous information released from PAPD showed Palacios was an active gang member of the Sureños 13 gang.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam they were notified of on Saturday, March 30. 

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The Port Arthur Police Department responded to a shooting victim in the 2100 block of Thomas Blvd. on Sunday, March 31, at about 11:30 p.m.

According to information from PAPD, officers were called in reference to a black male knocking on the door of a resident, saying he had been shot. The victim had a gunshot wound to the upper arm/chest area. 

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The Beaumont Police Department reported on Friday, March 29, at about 11:15 p.m. officers responded to a residene in the 1800 block of Rivercrest in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Their preliminary investigation showed a number of suspects fired shots near the residence with at least one round entering the residence and striking a 13-year-old victim inside the home. The victim was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to a Houston area hospital for treatment. 

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On Wednesday, March 27, a Beaumont burglary detective was contacted by a victim whose residence had been burglarized earlier this month. The victim told the detective she had found her stolen property listed for sale on Facebook. 

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