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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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Photos courtesy of Detective Joe Paul and the PAPD

Two recent accidental shootings in Port Arthur suggest some residents don’t how to safely handle weapons, and the number of new gun owners grows all the time. This year alone, the FBI recorded 185,713 background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background system for Black Friday purchases in the U.S., 400 more than 2015, Business Insider reported Nov. 28.

Although they’re often given as presents, firearms are not toys. Mishandled, they can lead to injuries that range from embarrassing to life threatening.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a violent altercation during which a woman reportedly slashed her common law husband across the face with a knife, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Sgt. Shawn Perron.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion at an apartment complex that occurred early on Nov. 8, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Manuel Delacruz

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Oct. 5 that a grand jury has returned a no bill in the matter of the in-custody death of Manuel Delacruz, 26, of Port Arthur on Aug. 1.

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Police are investigating an incident that left a 14-year-old with two gunshot wounds July 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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Police ultimately arrested a man who led them on chase through the city of Port Arthur as officers investigated a report that the man was repeatedly ramming the gates at the Motiva refinery with his car, reports Sgt. R. Rowe of the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating an aggravated assault of a man reportedly involved in an altercation at the Baymont Inn and Suites at 3801 Highway 73 on May 28.

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A citizen in search of his stolen cell phone tracked the device to a Port Arthur residence where officers investigating the theft reportedly discovered a sizable stash of presumably stolen property.

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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