UPDATE: From Orange County Sheriff's Office
Detectives were finally able to ensure notifications were made to the family of the victim. The victim has been identified as 42 year old white female Natalie Jeanne Little of Mauriceville. There is no other new information to release at this time.
The suspect, Amanda Parker, remains in custody in the Orange County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.
ORANGE COUNTY - from Orange County Sheriff's Office
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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The victim's identity is being withheld at this time until family or next of kin are notified.
Detectives learned that the incident began when the suspect, Amanda Parker, went to a residence in the 6900 block of Swisher St. in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas. She was met outside the home in the front yard by the victim who did not live at the residence. A verbal argument ensued and Parker pulled out a handgun and shot the victim twice. Parker then chased a female resident who ran to a neighbor's house in the 7800 block of Roger St. The female alerted the neighbors in the home that she was being chased and to call 9-1-1. When Parker entered the home shortly behind the female, the residents in the home were able to restrain Parker and take the weapon from her. Deputies arrived and obtained custody of Parker.
An autopsy has been ordered and the investigation is on-going. ____________________________________________________________
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.
Clint Hodgkinson Chief Deputy