Agencies: Port Arthur Police Department Texas
Last updated: 5 months ago
Officials have released the name of a man who is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Port Arthur.
The deceased is identified as Eduardo Rodriguez, 19.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Peek Avenue after officers received a call about a car in a ditch. A police spokesperson initially said Rodriguez was attempting to carjack a driver who had his vehicle stuck in a ditch. Officers later learned Rodriguez had crashed a previously carjacked car and was attempting to get the driver of a second vehicle to take him away from the scene.
When the first officer arrived she attempted to subdue Rodriguez, and a struggle began. The officer tried to use her stun gun on Rodriguez and it failed to stop him. Rodriguez attempted to take the officer's firearm as a backup officer arrived. The backup officer fatally shot Rodriguez.