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Home invasion victim and intruder exchange gunfire in a Port Arthur


A Port Arthur resident and an intruder exchange gunfire during a home invasion Sunday night.

A spokesperson for the Port Arthur Police Department said that multiple people were held at gunpoint while suspects removed items from the house. As the men left, a resident fired at least one shot at the suspects. Evidence at the scene led officers to believe that the suspects fired back.

The police department reports receiving a 911 call of shots fired just after 10 p.m. in the 300 block of 9th Street. A second call mere minutes after the first, reported a shooting victim at another location.

Officers spoke with the residents at the location of the first call and were told that three men had forcibly entered the home. 

Officers believe that the shooting victim reported during the second call is a possible suspect in the home invasion.

The shooting victim was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. He is listed in critical condition.

No other suspects have been located at this time.

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