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Aug 5, 2013 12:08 PM by Ben Lloyd - blloyd@kristv.com

Family Members Released Unharmed in Standoff

CORPUS CHRISTI - A man who fired a gun inside his home, then refused to come out for police on Saturday, is now facing a deadly conduct charge. We're told Joshua Bocanegra, 23, threatened to kill himself as officers told him to come out peacefully and release family members.

Neighbors say they first heard several gunshots, then Bocanegra's mother came running out of the home asking someone to call the police.

He stayed inside the home at Viola and Ayers for nearly two hours before he came walking out of the house. At the time, he had one hand in the air while he used the other to talk on a cell phone, presumably with a negotiator.

"He was being a quiet guy, been a quiet guy, never got involved with people. I guess he must have had problems and maybe, hopefully, he'll come through it," said neighbor Roger Gonzales.

A check of online court records tells a different story. Bocanegra's file shows pending charges for assaulting a family member twice within a year. He's also been convicted for firing a weapon within city limits, and sentenced twice for unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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