Port Arthur police identify victim in fatal shooting

A spokesperson for the Port Arthur Police Department told 12News that officers are investigating an overnight shooting death.

The victim was found shortly after 1 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of 9th Street. The man was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont where he later died.

The victim is identified as Eric Darnell Noel, 29, of Port Arthur.

The police spokesperson said a suspect has not yet been identified as of 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Jefferson County Precinct 1 Place 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Nancy Beaulieu has ordered an autopsy.


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