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On January 3, at 7:14 p.m., Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to St. Mary's hospital in reference to a gunshot victim, according to a PAPD statement.

Upon arrival, officers received information that a victim arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg area. Further details were given in reference to the incident where it was found that the actual shooting took place at the Citgo gas station, 5266 Gulfway Drive. Officers responded to the location, where they established a crime scene.

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On Jan. 1 at 11:49 p.m., the Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Rev. Raymond Scott Avenue in reference to a man who had been shot, PAPD said in a release.

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On Jan. 2 at 11:55 a.m., Port Arthur Police officers responded to the 3300 block of 27th Street in reference to an aggravated robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with the 68 year old female victim and owner of the residence, PAPD Field Operations Division Ltn. Jeremy Lloyd reported.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue received multiple phone calls reporting a house on fire on Jan. 1 around 3:30 a.m.

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Two of three employees involved in an incident at International Paper's Orange Mill on Dec. 29 were transported to a local medical center for treatment of chemical exposure, reports International Paper's Orange Mill Communications Coordinator Ashley Moore. 

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Shahn Eric Waltmon

UPDATE, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m.: Dec. 29, 2016, at approximately 6 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 327, near Clearlake Road, in Hardin County that killed 44-year-old Shahn Eric Waltmon of Silsbee.

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Shylaih Prescott (right) and Chandler Gilford

Police in Beaumont arrested two teen adults and a juvenile Dec. 30 for organized criminal activity related to auto burglaries in a local neighborhood, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow.

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A Beaumont man who reportedly entered a local residence and assaulted the occupant with a knife was behind bars on charges of aggravated assault following a Dec. 29 incident, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at the Baymont Inn & Suites on Highway 73 Dec. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

Police responded to a report of shots fired at the hotel shortly after 9 p.m. Responding units discovered a 29-year-old Port Arthur resident deceased at the scene and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Beaumont’s Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember for Ward IV Robin Mouton has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) federal advocacy committee, the NLC revealed in a news release Dec. 29.

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