DEVELOPING: Port Arthur Police say suspect in woman’s shooting has committed suicide

On November 4, investigators with the Port Arthur Police Department located the body of James Ward Jr., 35, in the 1700 block of Houston Avenue. Ward’s vehicle was found behind an abandoned residence at that location. When investigators approached the vehicle they found his body slumped over in the front driver’s seat. It was determined that Ward’s cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Other evidence found in the vehicle would match with the Aggravated Assault that Ward committed on October 30, during which police say he shot a woman several times and then dropped her off at a local hospital where she was listed in serious condition. The victim has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from her wounds.

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

Written by Scott Lawrence

Categories: Crime

Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s