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Port Arthur Police identify man found fatally shot in car Friday afternoon

The man was found slumped over in a parked car at a Port Arthur apartment complex.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A murder investigation is underway in Port Arthur after a man was discovered unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound at an apartment complex.

Port Arthur Police have identified Marcus Freeman, 34, as the man who was found fatally shot in a car on Friday afternoon.

Police received a call shortly after 3:30 p.m. from a person who said they saw someone "slumped over" in a car. The vehicle was parked at the Normandy Apartments located on Normandy Avenue.

Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle and find the body of Freeman who was shot and unresponsive.

Justice of the Peace, Marc Derouen pronounced the Freeman dead.  An autopsy has been ordered.  

Police in Port Arthur are also investigating after a body was found floating in the Intracoastal waterway Friday morning near Lamar State College-Port Arthur.  

Police do not believe the two incidents are related. The investigation is still in its early stages and as of now, there is no further information. 

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

Full Port Arthur Police news release...

On 1/21/22 at approximately 3:37 PM, Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to a check on the welfare of a male subject who was slumped over in a vehicle.  Officers arrived and located the victim who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and was unresponsive.  

Justice of the Peace, Marc Derouen was contacted and arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.  JP Derouen has ordered an autopsy.  The victim’s name will not be released until the next-of-kin has been notified. 

This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.

If you have any information about this murder, please contact the Port Arthur Police Department

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