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Man found dead at apartment complex identified

Costa Tarragona Apartment Shooting
Posted at 2:06 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 16:47:46-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Teas — The Nueces Co. Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man found dead this morning at a local apartment complex.

Eleasar Rivas was 42 years old, and is from Brownsville.

His cause of death still is pending, but witnesses told Corpus Christi Police Department officers who arrived at the scene that they had heard arguing and gunshots coming from the parking lot in which Rivas was found.

CCPD Sr. Ofc. Travis Pace said officers were called to the Costa Tarragona Apartments on North Padre Island Drive near I-37 for a shots fired call just after 11:30 p.m.

The call quickly was upgraded to a shooting as officers were en route.

When they arrived, they found a dead man in the parking lot.

Police currently have no description of the suspect or suspects, but two vehicles were seen leaving the scene.

The first is described to be a dark-colored truck with a wheelchair in the back, and the other is described to be a silver Nissan passenger car.

Anyone who has any information that can help is asked to call Corpus Christi police at (361) 886-2600.