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Police identify victim after Saturday night shooting at Port Arthur apartment complex leaves 1 dead

It happened at the Encore Apartments located in the 3600 block of Jimmy Johnson Blvd.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A suspect is in Port Arthur Police custody after a fatal Saturday night shooting at an area apartment complex.

It happened at the Encore Apartments located in the 3600 block of Jimmy Johnson Blvd. Port Arthur Police responded to call in reference to a shooting shortly after 8 p.m. 

Upon arrival, responding officers found the body of victim who had been shot to death. The victim was later identified as James Botley Jr.

Police were told that Botley was in an argument with another person when shots were fired. Port Arthur Police Chief Timothy Duriso told a 12News crew at the scene that police have a suspect in custody. 

An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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Full Port Arthur Police Department release:

On 1/29/22 at approximately 8:15pm, officers responded to 3607 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in reference to a shooting.  On arrival, officers found a male black deceased.  It was reported that the victim was in an argument with another person and shots were fired.  The victim was struck and died from his injuries.  The victim was identified as James Botley Jr.  This incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division. Sgt. Dinger Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigations Division

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