Authorities in Southeast Texas have charged a 40-year-old woman with murder after they say she fatally shot one woman and then chased another into a nearby home.

Amanda Lee Parker of Mauriceville was being held Tuesday on a $1 million bond at the Orange County jail.

Orange County sheriff's Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said in a release that responding deputies found 42-year-old Natalie Jeanne Little of Mauriceville outside a home Monday evening with a gunshot wound to her head. She later died at a hospital.

Hodgkinson says Parker went to the home about 20 miles northeast of Beaumont and began arguing with Little before pulling out a handgun. He says Parker began chasing another woman who ran to a neighbor's house. Parker was restrained by the residents of the home.