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Man arrested after 28-year-old man shot, killed at Port Arthur apartments late Sunday

The man, who had been shot multiple times, was taken by ambulance to a Southeast Texas hospital where he died.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Police in Port Arthur are investigating the late Sunday night shooting death of a 28-year-old at an apartment complex on the city's west side.

An officer patrolling near the Louis Manor Apartments in the 1300 block of Joe Louis Ave heard several gunshots coming from inside the complex at about 11:07 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department said in a news release.

When the officer went to the complex, he was directed to building 11, where he found the 28-year-old man unresponsive on the sidewalk.

The man, who had been shot multiple times in his "upper torso"," was taken by ambulance to a Southeast Texas hospital where he died, police said.

Port Arthur Police identified the 28-year-old man as Emon Jacorey Johnson. 

On Monday, Port Arthur Police arrested Anthony Paul Petry, 25. He was charged with murder and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. 

The Port Arthur Police Department's Major Crime Team is still investigating the shooting.

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Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Anthony Paul Petry Jr.

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

From a Port Arthur Police Department news release...

On 11/22/20, at approximately 11:07 p.m., an officer with the Port Arthur Police Department was patrolling in the area of the Louis Manor Apartments located in the 1300 Block of Joe Louis Avenue when the officer heard several gun shots being fired from somewhere inside the complex. 

The officer responded to the apartment complex and was directed to building #11 where he observed a male subject lying on the sidewalk unresponsive.

The male had suffered multiple gun shot wounds to the upper torso. 

The male, who was found to be a 28 year old Port Arthur resident, was transported by EMS to the Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Port Arthur Police Departments Major Crime Team.

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