13-year-old shot at Port Arthur apartments

  • Timothy Harris
    Timothy Harris

March 20, the Port Arthur Police Department was called to Sunset Way Apartments on Central Mall Drive at about 11:30 a.m. Dispatch informed officers there was a shooting with a suspect still on scene. 

Just before officers got to the scene, dispatch advised the suspect was trying to leave the complex and gave suspect information, according to a PAPD news release. Officers arrived and immediately located the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Timothy Harris. A 13-year-old female victim was also located at the scene. She had received a gunshot wound to the lower part of her body. PAPD info states, "Several times she stated that a relative had shot her."

EMS transported the young teen to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. 

Harris was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence. As of publication, he was being held on a $150,000 bond.