(Orange, Texas)

Police Blotter

July 8, 2014

One woman dead, another arrested following shooting

MAURICEVILLE — On Monday, July 07, 2014, around 10:06 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting in the 6900 block of Swisher St. in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas.

When Deputies arrived, they found a 42 year old white female victim who had a gunshot wound to her head.  The female was still alive at the time and medical emergency personnel who arrived on scene transported her to the hospital.  The female, however, was pronounced deceased at Baptist Hospital in Orange shortly after arriving.

The Deputies also located the suspect, a 40 year old white female, who was found at a residence in the 7800 block of Roger St. in the same neighborhood just down from the Swisher St. address where the victim had been shot.  The suspect was detained and Detectives are currently on-scene and are gathering statements from several witnesses.  The cause for the shooting is still under investigation.  Possible criminal charges and names of the suspect and victim will follow when more information can be made available.  The investigation is on-going.

Detectives have charged the suspect, identified as 40 year old white female Amanda Lee Parker of Mauriceville, with Murder.  She is currently in the Orange County Jail.  She was arraigned this morning by Justice of the Peace David Peck and has a bond of $1 million dollars.

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