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28-year-old woman killed in shooting at local bar

Roberto Fuentes
Posted at 11:18 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 20:59:08-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The medical examiner's office has released the identity of the woman who was shot and killed Tuesday night at Molly's Irish Pub.

Krystal Pena, 28, was the name of the deceased person. She died because of gunshot wounds.

Another woman was injured in the incident, which occurred late Tuesday evening.

Corpus Christi Police Department Senior Officer Travis Pace said when officers arrived at 11:03 p.m., they found one woman dead at the bar, and other who had been shot in the torso. She was taken to a local hospital.

Officers were able to get a description of the shooter. The suspect was found in the area, and fled on foot. Molly's is located at 4201 McArdle Rd.

After what Pace called a "short foot pursuit," the suspect was taken into custody on the 4900 block of French.

"It's not a random act of violence," he said. "We don't have much more details at this time."

Roberto Fuentes, 28, remains in Nueces County Jail under charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He also had an outstanding warrant on a previous DWI case.

The women were shot during the bar's annual St. Patrick's Day party.

The shooter faces one count of murder and another of aggravated assault. Officers were still searching for the weapon.

"They're still investigating," Pace said. "They're still interviewing witnesses to try and get everything that happened. Right now, it's still very, very early in the investigation."