Police arrest Port Arthur man for Beaumont shooting

Police arrest Port Arthur man for Beaumont shooting

Police in Beaumont arrested a 20-year-old Port Arthur man for murder in relation to a shooting incident that left one man dead and another shot in the face on Jan. 17, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to BPD Officer Carol Riley, officers responded to Anchor Church at 6655 Highway 105 in Beaumont at about 6:30 p.m. after a caller from the location told dispatchers he had been shot in the face. Upon arrival at the church, officers observed that the 26-year-old Port Arthur man had apparently been shot in the face with a small-caliber firearm. The victim told investigators he had been at apartments on Alpine Circle when he was shot.

As they investigated the incident, police received a call from a resident of 6030 Alpine who said they had seen a person slumped over inside a black vehicle parked at the location. Responding officers found 26-year-old James Jones of Port Arthur deceased inside the vehicle.

The police investigation revealed that the two incidents were related and led detectives to a single suspect, Demarcus Deshun McGhee, Riley said.

Police put out a bulletin on McGhee, who was soon apprehended. He was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with murder. McGhee was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and remains incarcerated on a $1 million bond.

The shooting victim who was struck in the face was transported to the St. Elizabeth hospital for treatment.