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1 of 2 armed robbery suspects dead after shootout inside Port Arthur fast-food restaurant

source EJ Williams

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — One of two suspects is dead after a Friday night shootout inside a Port Arthur fast-food restaurant, according to a Port Arthur Police news release.

Officers responded to the report of an aggravated robbery around 8:45 p.m. at a Church’s Chicken restaurant, which is located at 1849 Jefferson Drive in Port Arthur.

Detectives learned two people with handguns were robbing the restaurant when an armed citizen intervened, according to the release.

Several shots were fired and both suspects were injured before they left the scene. The two were later located by Port Arthur Police.

One suspect was pronounced dead by a health official, and the other is being treated by hospital personnel. The condition of the person recovering is unknown at this time.

The name of the deceased suspect will not be released until the next of kin is notified.

Detectives interviewed and released the person who intervened during the aggravated robbery.

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

Written by Kierra Sam (12News)

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