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Mar 17, 2014 7:53 AM by Jessica James

Man's Final Moments in Friend's Arms

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are looking for the shooter in Corpus Christi's latest homicide. The victim was killed early Sunday morning.

Elida Barbosa was inside her townhome off Corban Street - when she heard gunshots, just after midnight Sunday. She opened her front door to find her friend taking his last few breaths.

Elida Barbosa, friend of Corban Drive victim said, "they shot him around the corner, came back running over here, begging for help right here on my door."

Police haven't said who the man is. But Barbosa says his name is Hector Marin. Marin was shot in the chest, he was later pronounced at the hospital, according to Police. Barbosa says she wrapped him in her arms until medics took him away.

Barbosa said, "(He was) bleeding to death...went into shock...died right here in my arms."

Several people living at the Corban Townhomes heard the sirens and came out to see what was going on.

Corban Townhomes tenant said, "like 15 cop cars, all these cops, tape everywhere, it's crazy, I was freaked out."

The thought that someone was shot and killed so close to home has many residents on edge.

Corban Townhomes tenant said, "it could have been me just walking through the complex, it's crazy, it's not safe no more"

While Barbosa copes with the loss of her friend, she also says she worries for her safety.

Barbosa said, "yea, I am just a little shooken up, I had to come back home, you know, I live here with my son, and you know, it's pretty dangerous, you know, you open your door and just see someone running, shot at, it's just ridiculous"

Police are still interviewing witnesses and following leads but as of now, no one has been charged for the fatal shooting.

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