PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating the city's first homicide of the new year.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 12:09 a.m., police were called to the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue in reference to a stabbing.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8 Judge Tom Gillam.
The victim was identified as 53-year-old Lawrence Ozane, a resident of Port Arthur.
Detective Sadie Guedry tells 12News that 61-year-old Phillis Ann Gipson was arrested and charged with murder.
Jail records show Gipson is booked at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility with a bond set at $200,000.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.
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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.