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Man accused of murdering family member given court-appointed attorneys

Posted: 8:55 AM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 09:55:41-05

A man that is accused of shooting and killing a family member appeared in court this morning.

Bond was set this morning for Jesus Alberto Gamez, 57, at $1.5 million for a murder charge. Gamez was appointed two local attorneys to represent him in the case.

Gamez got into an argument with a family member just before 7 p.m. Sunday on the 300 block of Baker Drive, according to officials with the Corpus Christi Police Department. When the family member tried to drive away, Gamez fired a gunshot, police said.

Investigators said the victim was struck by the bullet and drove his truck a block away before crashing into another vehicle in the 400 block of Brooks Drive.

Police officers and an ambulance crew arrived at the scene and the man was transported to a hospital where he died.

Gamez was arrested Monday afternoon. He was later booked in the Nueces County Jail Monday night.