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The Orange police are asking for the public's help in locating John Marion LeBlanc III, 39, in relation to a March 23 shooting. 

According to information from Orange Police Department, officers responded to a shooting on Saturday, March 23. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital.

LeBlanc is being sough in connection to the incident and is also wanted on a federal probation warrant, two felony warrants and six misdemeanor warrants. LeBlanc is thought to be armed and dangerous.

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Port Arthur police officers responded to the 3600 block of Ninth Avenue on March 27, at about 4:30 p.m. in reference ot a major vehicle accident. 

According to witnesses at the scene, two vehicles appeared to be racing at a high rate of speed when an uninvolved vehicle was struck. The vehicle was driven by a 71-year-old man who received serious injuries as a result of the wreck. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. As of April 2, PAPD reported the man was now listed in stable condition. 

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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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