UPDATE: A spokesperson for Navy Region Southeast has confirmed that base security personnel killed the man who crashed into the NASCC North Gate this morning.
Navy spokesperson Bill Dougherty says the man exited his vehicle after it caught fire and charged at security force personnel, who then shot him. The man received medical treatment but was later pronounced dead.
Security personnel at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi fired shots at a person who charged them after crashing into a barrier with a car, NAS-CC officials confirm.
The man, who has not been identified, entered NASCC through the South Gate and was being chased by NASCC security forces, a press release said.
The man crashed into the North Gate, exited the vehicle and charged at officers, according to the release. Several shots were fired in response by security personnel.
Officials have not confirmed whether the man was hit by the gunfire and his condition is not known.
The incident occurred about 7:30 a.m.
Corpus Christi police said the incident apparently began about 7 a.m. A woman pumping gas at the Stripes Convenience Store at 4700 Everhart at South Padre Island Drive had her vehicle stolen. That four-door Ford Edge appears to be the same one that later crashed into the NAS gate.
The South gate was also closed but has since been reopened.