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KFDM learns new exclusive details of fatal alligator attack in Adams Bayou in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY - By Scott Lawrence

Update: Police in Orange tell KFDM News the victim of the fatal alligator attack has been identified as Tommie Woodward, 28, of Orange.

KFDM News has learned exclusive new details about a fatal alligator attack in Orange County. James Ware reported on the exclusive information during a live report on the KFDM Morning NEWS.

Watch KFDM News at noon, 5, 6 and 10 and Fox 4 and 5:30 and 9, and stay with kfdm.com for updates.

Police in Orange say they responded to a report of an alligator attack at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Burkart's Marina on Adams Bayou, off Mississippi Street in Orange.

Police say witnesses at the scene told them a 28-year-old man was attacked by a large alligator. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene with a boat along with a Game Warden from Texas Parks and Wildlife.  The man's body was located at about 4:30 a.m. not far from the area where he was attacked.

Justice of the Peace Rodney Price responded and ordered an autopsy.        

In an exclusive live interview with the KFDM morning shows, Judge Price told us according to information he received, a man and woman were standing on a landing at the dock. He said the man took off his shirt and shoes and someone warned him not to jump in and swim. The judge says there's a sign that says 'No Swimming: Alligators.' The judge says the man jumped in anyway and was immediately attacked by a large gator. The judge told us the woman jumped in when the man screamed for help, and she felt something brush against her. The judge says it was likely the alligator's tail. She wasn't hurt.

State Game Warden Mike Boone tells KFDM News it's the first fatal alligator attack he knows of in Texas. He's been a Game Warden more than 22 years.

Gator Country owner Gary Saurage tells KFDM News it's the first fatal alligator attack in Texas that he knows of this year.

KFDM learns name of victim of fatal alligator attack

ORANGE COUNTY - By Scott Lawrence

Update: Police in Orange tell KFDM News the victim of the fatal alligator attack has been identified as Tommie Woodward, 28, of Orange.

KFDM News has learned exclusive new details about a fatal alligator attack in Orange County. James Ware reported on the exclusive information during a live report on the KFDM Morning NEWS.

Watch KFDM News at noon, 5, 6 and 10 and Fox 4 and 5:30 and 9, and stay with kfdm.com for updates.

Police in Orange say they responded to a report of an alligator attack at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Burkart's Marina on Adams Bayou, off Mississippi Street in Orange.

Police say witnesses at the scene told them a 28-year-old man was attacked by a large alligator. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene with a boat along with a Game Warden from Texas Parks and Wildlife.  The man's body was located at about 4:30 a.m. not far from the area where he was attacked.

Justice of the Peace Rodney Price responded and ordered an autopsy.        

In an exclusive live interview with the KFDM morning newscast, Judge Price told us according to information he received, a man and woman were standing on a landing at the dock. He said the man took off his shirt and shoes and someone warned him not to jump in and swim. The judge says there's a sign that says 'No Swimming: Alligators.' The judge says the man jumped in anyway and was immediately attacked by a large gator. The judge told us the woman jumped in when the man screamed for help, and she felt something brush against her. The judge says it was likely the alligator's tail. She wasn't hurt.

State Game Warden Mike Boone tells KFDM News it's the first fatal alligator attack he knows of in Texas. He's been a Game Warden more than 22 years.

Gator Country owner Gary Saurage told KFDM it's the first fatal alligator attack in Texas that he knows of.

Deadly alligator attack in Orange County

ORANGE - From OPD

On 7/3/15 at 2:34 AM, Officers from the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1802 Mississippi, Burkart’s Marina, in reference to a possible alligator attack. 

Upon arrival on the scene at 2:39 AM, Officers were advised that a male and female were swimming in the bayou when the 28 year old male was attacked by a large alligator.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene with a boat along with a Game Warden from Texas Parks and Wildlife. 

The male was located at 4:29 AM, deceased, near the area in the water. 

Judge Price responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy.               

Port Arthur gunshot victim taken to hospital

PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur police responded to shots fired near Raceway in the 2700 block of Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur police Sgt. Gaspard will not confirm that officers have a person in custody.

A gunshot victim was taken to CHRISIUS Hospital St. Mary with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Beaumont Police investigate stabbing
Beaumont Police are investigating a stabbing that happened at an apartment in the 500 block of Dowlen Road. Officers responded to the incident 4:30am. The victim was taken to the hospital. No word yet on the person's condition or if there's been an arrest in the case.

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