The Port Arthur Police Department received a call to dispatch on July 24 regarding a drive-by shooting in the 5600 block of Grant Ave. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 4-year-old boy that had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. The child was asleep within the residence at the time of the shooting. he was transported to a Beaumont hospital where he was listed in stable condition. No one else was injured during the incident. 

PAPD's Criminal Investigations Division was investigating the crime as of publication.

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The Port Arthur Police Department responded to a call at the Port Arthur Town Homes located on Turtle Creek on July 22, just before 11 p.m., regarding a burglary in progress. 

According to PAPD information, one victim was held at gunpoint while additional suspects removed property from the residence. The tenant of the home hid in the bathroom during the incident. 

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July 22, at about 10:45 p.m. the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call of a gunshot victim in the 8100 block of Oakmont Avenue. 

Arriving officers learned that two black males were walking in the 3400 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard when a vehicle approached them and fired several shots, striking one of the men walking.

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A GEO correctional officer surrendered to Liberty County Sheriff's Office after a theft warrant was issued for her arrest.

According to investigator Shandalynn Rhame, Gallegos-Balderas is accused of stealing property belonging to inmates at the county jail where she worked for the operating company GEO since October 2018.

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The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a hired hand who was on the hunt for a lost cow came across a badly decomposed body of a man on Sunday, July 21. The body was found lying in high weeds of a field about 100 yards from a home in the Gulf Company Road area in southeast Liberty County.

According to lead investigator Sean Mitchell, the remains are though to belong to an acquaintance of the landowner that had stayed on the property for the last several days. He was last seen July 15 as he drove away in a pickup truck.

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