Authorities investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Port Neches

Published 9:48 am Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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PORT NECHES — Police cars were still on the scene Tuesday morning for an officer-involved shooting in Port Neches.

The shooting took place at a townhouse in 2100 block of Merriman Street just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the shooting involved one officer and a suspect. However, the alleged motive of the suspect has not been shared by police.

Port Neches Police Department Chief Paul Lemoine said the suspect in the shooting died at the scene and the officer was not injured. Only one officers is believed to have fired a shot; however, there were two on scene, Lemoine said. Both are now back the station working with authorities.

Authorities said the shooting took place in a townhouse parking lot.

The Nederland Police Department is assisting with the investigation, and the Texas Rangers are on scene.

Brytni Walton, who lives nearby, said she came home from work shortly after the shooting to find all the patrol cars near her apartment.

“This is not normal for this area,” she said. “This stuff doesn’t happen in Port Neches.”

— By Monique Batson