Posted: Feb 13, 2013 6:44 PM by Ben Lloyd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 13, 2013 11:12 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Investigators aren't saying much about the arrest this afternoon for the murder of Juan Ramirez, 34, at a car wash early Monday morning. Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Anthony Diaz, 29, during a traffic stop at Villa Drive and Up River Road around 2 p.m.
We're told he was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped. Police say his bond on the murder warrant is set at one million dollars. Nueces County jail officials told us this afternoon he was being held on a much lower bond for lesser charges.
Police aren't telling us if they have any other suspects in Ramirez's death. As of this afternoon, a Justice of the Peace has not released an arrest affidavit for Diaz. Why? The office is waiting on approval from the police department.
Before 4 a.m. on Monday, Ramirez was found gravely injured from multiple gunshot wounds at the car wash near the intersection of 15th and Morgan Avenue. He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Police had previously released surveillance video from the car wash which shows two men around what appears to be a Ford Fusion sedan about the same time as the murder. Investigators also said they were looking for a maroon Pontiac Grand Am in connection with the case.
We've reported on Anthony Diaz in the past. Back in 2011 he was featured as a Corpus Christi Police Department Gang Member of the Week and later for his arrest on allegations he was harboring a suspect wanted for murder in Mathis.
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