CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx. — Investigators with the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office have released the identity of a young man who was shot and killed Wednesday morning.
The shooting happened in the 7000 blocks of Clubgate Drive, near Staples and Lipes.
According to police, a south side homeowner shot and killed the teen who found inside his vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. That homeowner was an off-duty DPS officer.
The teenager killed in the shooting has been identified as 17-year-old Ronald Elizondo Jr. Investigators said Elizondo Jr. had trauma to his chest.
Police said his security system notified the homeowner that something was going on in his driveway.
When he went outside, he saw the young man inside his vehicle.
Allegedly, there was a confrontation between the two men which ended in that off-duty officer shooting the teen.
We're told the homeowner did stay on scene and performed first aid measures until paramedics got to the scene.
Multiple agencies are assisting in the investigation, including the DPS, the Corpus Christi Police Department, and the Texas Rangers.