Shot in the face: deputies investigate incident in Orange County

Shot in the face: deputies investigate incident in Orange County

Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting in north Vidor that sent a local man to the hospital with a bullet wound to his cheek, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi.  

According to a news release from Grizzaffi, OCSO received a call shortly after 5:30 a.m. on May 8 in reference to a shooting that occurred near the corner of FM 2802 (Texla Road) and Aunt Sadie Drive, north of Vidor. The investigation revealed that a 30-year-old man had been shot in the face and transported to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. The victim, later identified as Matthew G. McBroom of Vidor, reportedly told investigators he was driving on Aunt Sadie approaching FM 2802 when he observed what he thought to be a suspicious-looking white Dodge Caravan pulled into a neighborhood lot. He looked back toward the van as he approached the stop sign and felt an object hit his face. He then drove a short distance to a friend’s house and contacted the sheriff’s office. He told deptuies he heard two shots during the incident. 

When officers' arrived, the van was gone. Investigators are following several leads. At this time, Grizzaffi stated, it appears the shooting was an isolated incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (409) 883-2612 or CrimeStoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or