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Orange Police investigating homicide after man found in street with gunshot wounds

The man's family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses.

ORANGE, Texas — Detectives with the Orange Police Department are investigating a homicide that left one man dead in a street Saturday morning.

A call came in around 2:05 a.m. about shots being fired in the 900 block of 2nd Street in Orange. 

When officers arrived, they found 34-year-old Jonathan Joseph, of Orange, in the street with several gunshot wounds. Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene.

Joseph's mother has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. "Anything that you could give will be a blessing and greatly appreciated," the account says.

We are sad to say that on the night of February 26, 2021 my son Johnathan Joseph was shot and killed. We the family of Johnathan is asking for financial help , in order to help with the funeral expenses for his burial. Anything that you could give will be a blessing and greatly appreciated.

Orange Police are asking for the public’s help with information involving the homicide. Call the Orange Police Department at (409) 883-1026 or Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS if you have any information.

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Call 833-TIPS (8477) or text “BMT” followed by your tip information to CRIMES (274637) from your mobile phone.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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Credit: EJ Williams
Credit: EJ Williams

From an Orange Police Department news release...

On February 27, 2021 at 2:05 AM, Orange PD officers were dispatched to the 900 blk of 2nd St. in reference to a 911 call of shots being fired in the area.  Officers arrived and discovered a black male identified as Jonathan Joseph (DOB 02-17-1987) in the street with several gun shot wounds.  Mr. Joseph was pronounced deceased by JP 1.  Mr. Joseph was a citizen of Orange.

Orange PD is asking for the assistance of the public for any information over this homicide.  We are asking for the public to check their home security cameras for anything that might be associated with this case. 

You may call OPD at 409-883-1026 or contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS if you have any information over his case.

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