Investigation continues into SE Texas shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 5:05 PM

VIDOR, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Southeast Texas have released the names of two men involved in a fatal shooting east of Beaumont.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday that the initial investigation showed that 47-year-old Steven James Coutee fatally shot 60-year-old Ronald Thomas Barnes near Vidor on Saturday.

Coutee called 911 after the shooting and has been cooperating with investigators. Authorities believe the two men got into a disagreement inside the home and both drew guns.

The sheriff's office said Sunday that the investigation into the circumstances that led to the shooting continued, but no arrests had been made nor charges brought.

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