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Family hosts vigil for teenager who was fatally shot at the Indigo Apartments in Corpus Christi

17-year-old Jose Garcia is now facing a Capital Murder charge following the death of 14-year-old Nieto.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A prayer vigil was held along the bayfront at the Nueces County Victims Memorial Garden for 14-year-old Beatrice Nieto.

According to the medical examiner's office, Nieto died from a gunshot wound to the head on Friday around 2:30 a.m. at the Indigo Apartments, where she lived.

Around 6 p.m. Friday, police arrested 17-year-old Jose Garcia. He is now facing a Capital Murder charge in the death of Nieto.

Friends and family came together tonight to remember the young life tragically taken. Nieto was an 8th grader at West Oso Junior High.  

Credit: The Nieto Family

The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. Friday at the Indigo Apartments which is located on the 5400 block of South Alameda.

According to the medical examiner's office, Nieto died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Meanwhile, friends and family came together to remember the young life tragically taken.

Dozens of friends and family lit candles and prayed during the somber gathering.

"Lord please look down on every person here, keep give us the strength to continue life day by day," said one person.

Beatrice was an 8th grade student at West Oso Jr. High and was involved in numerous sports including volleyball and even boxing.

"She was very loving, always loved to joke, make TikToks, just have fun, hang out with her friends," said Leslie Nieto who is Beatrice's big sister.

"She would light up the room. She was the baby girl of this family, she always got what she wanted.  She wanted to shine, she wanted to shine," said Beatrice's father, John Nieto.

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