Police Investigating City's Fourth Homicide of the Year

A 36-year old man was fatally shot at a car wash Monday morning, and police are still looking for the gunman.

Police said the victim, Juan Ramirez, was barely alive when they got to the scene. They had been called to the scene of a shooting at a car wash near 15th Street and Morgan just after midnight.

Ramirez appeared to have been shot more than once. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"He was fighting for his life," said a friend of Ramirez that tried to save his life. "I don't think he was barely gasping for air. That's when I was giving him CPR. They took him. He took his last breath, and I don't know."

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene, and found a few bullet casings, but there was no sign of the shooter.

On Monday, detectives were interviewing witnesses and following up on leads in an effort to catch the suspect. The Corpus Christi Police Department has released a basic description of the gunman and their vehicle.

"A male that's about five-foot eight, 220 pounds, and he wore a hoodie," CCPD Senior Officer Kirk Stowers said. "May be in a maroon vehicle, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am."

Police do believe the victim was shot at the car wash. Nearby residents reported hearing several gun shots.

CCPD officials said this is the fourth homicide of 2013.

If you have any information that could help police, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.


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