Port Arthur Police Department

Police in Port Arthur are investigating a July 25 shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead.

Officer with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call reporting shots fired at the Prince Hall Village Apartments at 914 W. 14th St. in Port Arthur at 10:22 p.m. The officers were soon informed a subject had been shot at the location.

Upon arrival to the apartment complex, officers found the male victim, identified as Floyd Dergent, apparently deceased and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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A Port Arthur man was hospitalized after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during an incident in Port Arthur. Police are still investigating, and no arrests have yet been made. 

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for a white truck that is a vehicle of interest in a shooting that occurred over the weekend.

According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), officers responded to the 1000 block of W. 14th Street at 2:14 p.m. in reference to an aggravated assault. Officers' investigation revealed that a male victim had been shot at the location. He was taken by EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont and later Life-flighted to a medical center in Houston. His condition was unknown at the time of the report. 

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On Jan. 27 at about 9:30 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers were dispatched to KC's Game Room, located at 3433 Twin City Highway, near the Jefferson City Shopping Center, in reference to an aggravated robbery, Lt. J. Houston said in a PAPD release.

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On Jan 26, at 2:30 a.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a home invasion at 7530 South 4th Ave in Sabine Pass, PAPD spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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On Jan 27, at 12:25 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a shooting at 1600 9th St, PAPD spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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On Jan. 12, detectives responded to a deadly conduct call in the 2600 block of 9th Street, according to the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

While PAPD was on scene, shots were fired, and a short time after the shots were heard, PAPD received a description of the suspect vehicle, PAPD spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Jeremy Mesa Bell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

 

Jan. 7, at about 4:47 p.m., officers from Port Arthur Police Department responded to a shooting in room 157 at the Port Arthur Inn at 3889 Gulfway Drive, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release Jan. 8.

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Chief Melvin at PAPD's Blue Santa Dec. 22 | Photo: Eleanor Skelton

Port Arthur's police chief confirmed in a statement Dec. 28 that he was a candidate for St. Louis police chief.

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Port Arthur Police is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a Nov. 24 burglary at the Dollar General in Jefferson City.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at (409) 983-8624.

Port Arthur Police also posted the video on Facebook here. 

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