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Port Arthur Police Department
News Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Port Arthur Police Department News Release

Date: 07/20/2017

Time: 1:26 am

Location: 1300 Joe Louis Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas

Incident: Auto Accident

Port Arthur, Texas - Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to the address above earlier this morning in response to an automobile accident. Upon arrival officers found the driver unresponsive. The driver was transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas where he was pronounced deceased several hours later.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are actively investigating this call for service.


The wreck was reported outside the Joe Louis Apartment Complex. Officers responded and found a male black inside the vehicle. The lone occupant was found to be unresponsive and was transported to a local medical facility.

During the course of the investigation officers identified several bullet holes in the body of the vehicle. Medical personnel later identified a gunshot wound to his upper body. Approximately three hours later the individual was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.

The deceased has been identified as Port Arthur resident Ronnie Wayne Jacobs, DOB 04/09/1983. 

At 11:08 am an individual spoke to detectives in reference to the shooting. This individual has been identified as Isaiah Onasso Jacobs, DOB 09/02/1988. Isaiah Jacobs confessed to the murder of Ronnie Jacobs and was placed into custody.

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