Shooting Leads to Citys Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:55 PM
Location: 2630 Waldron
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1702140141

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a shooting at 2630 Waldron Rd. Upon arrival officers located a 17 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. Officers started administered first aid until the medics arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim (Timothy Echols Jr.) died from his injuries at the hospital.

Officers investigated and the preliminary information is that the suspect described as a thin black male wearing glasses came to the apartment. The suspect and the victim engaged in a conversation that escalated. At some point the suspect shot the victim in the upper torso and fled the scene in a white vehicle. Officers separated the witnesses and transported them to the police station to be interviewed. Detectives arrived and began their investigation. Detectives were able to gather enough information and are looking for a person of interest in this case. This is still an ongoing investigation and information is still being gathered.

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