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.