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Public Safety News
Port Arthur Police Department
News Release
Thursday, February 16, 2017

On 2-15-17 at 3:04pm, Port Arthur Police Dispatch received  a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting victim at 914 W.14th Street (Prince Hall Apartments). Upon arriving on scene officers were informed that two subjects had been shot.

Investigation revealed that both subjects were transported to a local hospital prior to Officers arrival. Their injuries are non-life threatening. Witnesses at the scene stated that an altercation between two groups of individuals led to the shooting. A person of interest, later identified as Decarlos Valsin was taken into custody at his residence for outstanding felony warrants.

He was subsequently transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility.  Investigation ongoing.




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