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Jun 10, 2013 5:32 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Police Investigating Self-Defense in Murder Case

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are trying to figure out if a shooting Saturday morning was self-defense.

We've learned that the victim had a history of domestic violence with his ex-wife, a co-worker of the shooter.

Police say by showing up at the business on Ayers, 34 year-old Anthony Vina violated a restraining order requested by his wife.

Around 7:30 Saturday morning, police say Vina showed up and demanded to speak with his wife. That's when they say he got into a fight with another employee, 28 year old Juan Perez.

The medical examiner says Vina died from multiple gunshot wounds. Perez called police right after the shooting. He's accused of murder.

Other businesses in the complex say it wouldn't surprise them if it was self-defense because they had seen the victim and his ex-wife fighting before.

Gabriel Morin runs a business across the lot from the where the incident happened.

"They actually had fist fights, the man the woman, a couple times. He showed up one time, she started beating the hell out of him, then he beat the hell out of her," Morin says.

Police still have to determine if the victim was shot inside or outside the building, an important factor in a self-defense investigation.

Perez's bond is set at $250,000.

Police tell us they will come to a conclusion about what happened, then pass the case to the District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution.

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