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Police in Orange are looking for suspects in the shooting death of 35-year-old Emanuel Thornton of Orange, who was shot multiple times while in the front yard of a residence.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at about midnight, police dispatch received a call regarding shots fired in the 1500 block of Carter Street. Upon arrival at the scene, officers saw Thornton lying in the yard with multiple gunshot wounds. Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Rodney Price pronounced Thornton dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy.

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A 63-year-old Orangefield resident was arrested after shooting a 69-year-old man with a shotgun on Saturday morning, Jan. 4.

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A Port Arthur man is dead after a shooting at the Speak Easy Lounge on Procter Street in Port Arthur at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 5.

According to a news release from PAPD, 32-year-old Marcus Antonio Elmore was shot killed after witnesses say he pulled a gun on a patron outside the bar. Multiple parties on scene told police the unidentified shooter "lawfully defended himself" after Elmore pointed the handgun at him.

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An officer responding to a family disturbance shot and killed a suspect who was brandishing a knife and reportedly threatened officers at a residence in the 3800 block of 29th Street on Friday, Nov. 1. 

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A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

According to reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 5-year-old John “Johnny” Allen Read of Vidor was killed Monday, Oct. 21, when a semi-automatic .40-caliber revolver went off in his hands and struck him in the head.

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The babysitter who was watching 5-year-old John Read of Vidor when he accidentally shot himself and died on Oct. 21 has been arrested, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A five-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot wound in what sheriff's deputies are calling an accidental shooting in Vidor on Monday, Oct. 21. The young boy was identified as John Read.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a second accidental shooting in Vidor on Oct. 21.

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A five-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot wound in what sheriff's deputies are calling an accidental shooting in Vidor on Monday, Oct. 21.

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A Lumberton man was shot and killed Saturday, Aug. 24, following what Hardin County Sheriff's Office is calling a dispute with a Coleman Road homeowner over property that he was given permission to hunt on. The area, located near the Neches River, is secluded and usually accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs, the sheriff's office said in a press release.

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