Veteran shoots Port Arthur man after "road rage" incident

Veteran shoots Port Arthur man after "road rage" incident

Sunday, Oct. 6, at 9:39 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Burton in reference to a victim of a shooting, according to BPD. Upon arrival, officers located a 29-year-old Port Arthur man with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses told officers the homeowner, a 50-year-old disabled veteran, shot the Port Arthur man after a road-rage type incident.

Witnesses said the homeowner was in a vehicle with his family, traveling home. The homeowner’s daughter was driving and approached an SUV on Highland Avenue. The Port Arthur man was driving the SUV and swerving in and out of his lane of traffic. The homeowner advised his daughter to pass the vehicle.

The Port Arthur man sped after them and followed them to their residence. The Port Arthur man exited his vehicle and approached the family. The disabled man told his family to put their heads down while he retrieved a handgun from his vehicle. The disabled man advised he feared for his family’s safety and shot the Port Arthur man. Beaumont EMS arrived on the scene and transported the Port Arthur man to St. Elizabeth Hospital for further medical treatment.

Detectives are still taking statements and investigating the incident. The Port Arthur man had passengers in his vehicle that gave the same statements. One of the passengers was a young child.

If you have information about this incident, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use your smartphone or computer to submit your tip. All tips are anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.