Port Arthur woman shot, Houston man arrested

Port Arthur woman shot, Houston man arrested

According to the Port Arthur Police Department, just after midnight on Dec. 6, officers responded to the 2400 block of Julian Dr. in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers discovered a black female had been shot several times in the upper torso. The victim was visiting family when this incident occurred.Out of respect for the victim’s family, her identity is not being released at this time. She is hospitalized and in very critical condition.At approximately 1 p.m. the same day, the suspect was located and arrested at his residence in Houston by Port Arthur Police and the U.S. Marshals Service. The suspect is identified as Andre DeShawn Smith, a 22-year-old black male. Smith was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $100,000.This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.

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