Posted: Feb 14, 2013 5:45 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 6:55 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Police have released new details on the fatal shooting that happened Monday night at a car wash on 15th and Morgan, leaving one man dead.
Juan Ramirez, 34, was shot five times and left at the scene where officers found him laying in a t-shirt soaked in blood and blood on his head.
Those gruesome details are in the arrest affidavit that goes on to say that a friend of Ramirez witnessed the shooting.
Officers say witnesses told police he saw the suspects jump in their car and take off toward Ayers street. Ramirez friend says he followed them for a few minutes then came back to the car was to check on him.
He says Ramirez had called him earlier telling him that he was going to meet up with a guy at the car wash. The man he was planning to meet was named Ant, short for Anthony, who police say was part of a prison gang called, Texas Syndicate. He told police, Ramirez had a bad feeling and wanted him to come along and watch his back.
Then, he explained to officers that Ramirez told him to leave but instead of going home, he circled back and says he heard several gunshots and saw Ramirez fall to the ground,gasping for air.
Ramirez was immediately taken to the hospital but didn't survive. Meanwhile, investigators say they found 5 casings in the trash can and a clear plastic bag of white crystal like substance believe to be meth on the ground near trash can.
As for the witness, he identified Diaz from surveillance video from the car wash. Police and U.S. marshals arrested Diaz around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon after they pulled him over near Villa Drive and Up River Road.
Diaz is charged with murder and being held on a one million dollar bond.
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