Police identify man shot and killed Saturday evening

Published 9:59 am Thursday, August 18, 2022

ORANGE — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed in Orange over the weekend.

On Thursday morning, Orange Police Department Det. Nick Medina said the victim is 44-year-old Robert Dwayne Gant of Houston.

The City of Orange Detective Division is actively investigating this shooting, Medina added.

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Information about potential suspects or arrests was not immediately released.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Orange Police at 409-883-1026 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477) or make an online outreach at 833TIPS.com.

You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

On Saturday at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of 1st Street in Orange in reference to a male suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken by Acadian Ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.