An Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called Tuesday morning to the home of Richard and Carmella Ceja in the Waterwood housing addition on Highway 62.

Once the deputy arrived it was discovered Carmella Ceja had a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she died.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating to determine the manner of death, said the Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt.

The Cejas own the Tequilla’s restaurant in Bridge City.


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