Orange County shooting injures one

Orange County shooting injures one


One man was injured and another arrested as the result of a shooting in Orange County on Thursday, July 24, reports sheriff's deputies.

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call at about 3:40 p.m. regarding a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake Street near the Bridge City area of Orange County. Upon arrival to the scene, deputies reportedly found a white male lying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound to his thigh. The gunshot victim was conscious and alert, deputies report, but was bleeding from his leg.  An ambulance transported the victim, later identified as 32-year-old Matthew Dourian of Bridge City, to a hospital in Beaumont with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

Deputies detained 36-year-old Jason Clark Calvert, the resident of the Timberlake home, in relation to the shooting and were gathering evidence and witness statements at the scene after the incident.

Investigators reportedly learned that Dourian was at the Calvert's residence when the two men got into an argument. According to the news release, Calvert followed Dourian to a vehicle outside with rifle in hand. As Dourian began to drive away, Calvert fired a single shot through the glass window of the rear passenger door, striking Dourian in the leg. A witness at the residence told investigators that is when 9-1-1 was called. Dourian reportedly exited the vehicle and lie down on the roadway until first responders arrived.

Dourian was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at a Beaumont hospital, deputies report.

Calvert has since been arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second-degree felony.

On the morning of July 25, Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Calvert and set bond at $50,000.  Calvert remains in custody at the Orange County Jail at the time of this report.