One dead after family dispute turns violent in Vidor

One dead after family dispute turns violent in Vidor

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Vidor man after a family dispute allegedly erupted in violence on July 4, reports Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll. 

According to Carroll, police dispatch received a call at 8:17 p.m. that night in reference to a shooting in the 100 block of Carla Street in Vidor. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, identified by police as Gregory Paul Goldsmith, being treated by medics from Acadian Ambulance Service. The medics were unable to revive Goldsmith and declared him deceased at the scene.

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office detained the shooter in the area and officers with the Vidor Police Department initiated a death investigation. Police spoke to several witnesses to the shooting, Carroll reported. Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton arrived on the scene and pronounced Goldsmith dead.

"The shooter has been cooperative with the investigators and the investigation is on-going awaiting toxicology and autopsy results," Carroll stated in a news release. "At the current time, there has been no arrest made and the shooter was released. It appears that the incident stems from a family dispute."