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Mar 16, 2014 11:00 PM

Shooting Victim Dies in Friend's Arms

CORPUS CHRISTI - Saturday night's shooting seems like a mystery. Police say they do not know why the man in his 30's lost his life.

We spoke with the friend who held him as he took his final breath.

Around midnight, Elida Barbosa opened her door, to find her friend there.

"Bleeding to death...went in to shock...died right here in my arms," Barbosa remembers.

Barbosa identifies him as Hector Marin. Still in shock, she says he wasn't able to tell her much. "They shot him around the corner, came back running over here, begging for help right here on my door," Barbosa says.

Those living at the Corban Townhomes, on the 1400 block of Corban Drive, say when police arrived, it was quite a scene.

"Like 15 cop cars, all these cops, tape everywhere, it's crazy, I was freaked out," one tenant says.

But what scares him even more, is not knowing why it happened.

It worries him that it could randomly happen again to anyone.

"It could have been me just walking through the complex, it's crazy, it's not safe no more," the tenant says.

Barbosa says she feels the same way. "Yea, I am just a little shaken 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," she says.

The victim's friend says Hector Marin was not in a gang, or a troublemaker.

She says he also does not live in the complex and is originally from San Antonio.

Barbosa says he does not have a set place to stay here in the Coastal Bend, so she has no idea why he was there last night.

Police do not have a suspect so they are asking anyone in the public who knows anything about this crime, to please call CrimeStoppers.


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