PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Police are investigating the death of a man after a Tuesday evening shooting in Port Arthur.
Detective Mike Hebert told 12News police went to the 1600 block of Maple Avenue around 5 p.m., after receiving a call about a shooting. When officers got to the scene, they found the body of a 71-year-old man who had been shot to death inside of a home.
Police identified the man as Russell Vernon Reado.
Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam was called to the scene and pronounced the man dead. Judge Gillam ordered an autopsy.
Detective Hebert said at this time, there are no potential suspects because the investigation is still in its early stages.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
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From a Port Arthur Police department release:
On 05/10/22 at 5pm, Officers of the Port Arthur Police Department responded to 1649 Maple in reference to a shooting victim. Officers arrived at this location and found a male victim (71 yrs of age) deceased inside the residence. Initial investigation revealed that the victim sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.
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