Three arrested in connection with overnight shooting homicide

A 24-year-old man was killed overnight after he was shot during a robbery incident at 11th Street and Morgan Avenue which police say was all about drugs and cash.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A 24-year-old man was killed overnight after he was shot during a robbery incident at 11th Street and Morgan Avenue which police say was all about drugs and cash.

Three people have since been arrested and charged with capital murder.

The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office identified late Tuesday afternoon the victim in the shooting as 24-year-old Robert Flores. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

According to police, they were called out to the shooting at around 11:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived they found Flores with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the suspects sped away in a vehicle but did not get far. Police caught up with them just a few blocks away near Baldwin and Crosstown.

Police said the motive for the shooting appears to have been all about drugs and cold hard cash.

"Crimes like this are very rarely random," said Lt. John Hooper of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "This was a targeted robbery that ended up being a capital murder. All about drugs and money."

The suspects have been identified as 29-year-old Daniel Venagas, 40-year-old Melissa Venagas and 30-year-old Adan Pena.

Police said along with drugs and cash, several weapons were also recovered. All three suspects have been charged with capital murder because the shooting involved a robbery.

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