The Groves Police Department has issued a statement following an arrest in the Monday-night shooting death of a Nederland man.
Police say the victim was shot in the chest with a shotgun around 9:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of Cleveland Avenue in Groves. The victim, identified by police and family members as Cody Charles Hokett, 26, of Nederland, was taken to Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur by Acadian Ambulance.
Mr. Hokett was pronounced dead at the hospital.
John Mason Broadway, 25, was quickly identified as a person of interest and police began searching for him.
Shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday, Broadway was found in a car at the intersection of West Lucas Drive and Folsom Drive in Beaumont. Beaumont police arrested Broadway and handed him over to Groves police officers.