orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

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February 26, 2014

Man dead following gunfire exchange

VIDOR — An attempt to search a felony search warrant ended with one man dead.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies , with the assistance of the United States Marshall’s Office, attempted to serve a felony warrant approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the 800 block of Farm to Market road 1131 in Vidor.

The man was armed with a firearm when law enforcement made contact with the individual.

During an attempt to arrest the person, gunfire was exchanged leaving the man, in his early 60s, dead.

No officers were injured during shooting.

An investigation is being conducted by the Texas Rangers.

The identity of the man is not being released pending notification of family members.

 

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