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KFDM 6 News is reporting that a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy is in critical condition after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound over the weekend.

According to Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso, the incident occurred early Sunday afternoon in the 7900 block of Twin City Highway near Ancelet’s Market in Port Arthur.

Meanwhile, the deputy continues to undergo treatment at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

The name of the deputy has not been released, and it was clarified if the deputy was on or off duty when the incident occurred.

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