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