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Man wanted in 2020 homicide arrested after high speed chase ends in crash

A man who had originally been released from jail after his arrest for a homicide on Grizzley Dr. is back behind bars.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Editor's note: The video above is from Nov. 28, 2020. 

Corpus Christi police have arrested a man who allegedly killed 17-year-old Michael Joseph Quintero on Nov. 27, 2020. Quintero was fatally shot outside of a home on the 7900 block of Grizzley Drive.

Around 2:08 p.m. on Wednesday, a supervisor with the Corpus Christi Police Department's Gang Unit recognized 18-year-old Eddie Quesada, who has an outstanding warrant for the murder.  

It was originally reported that Quesada was taken into custody and booked into the Nueces County Jail on a murder charge on December 9 with a bond set at one million dollars.

Quesada was released on January 20. According to a no charge document obtained by 3News -- the reason states "pending further investigation." It also states that the case may be re-filed at a later date.  

On June 25, the grand jury reconvened and returned a True-Bill for Quesada related to the incident. Two warrants for murder and aggravated assault were issued on that day. 

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Quesada was arrested Wednesday after police were conducting a traffic stop that resulted in a high speed chase on the 5200 block of McArdle. 

Police said the driver of the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed in an effort to evade officers and then caused a traffic accident with an unrelated vehicle. 

Officers were able to take two males into custody. They were identified as Quesada and 18-year-old Roman Felan.

Quesada was arrested on the murder and aggravated assault warrant ($750,000 bond), unlawful carrying of a weapon, manufacture/delivery of controlled substance PG2 and possession of marijuana.

Felan was also arrested and charged with evading arrest and hindering apprehension.  

RELATED: New video released by CCPD shows moments before Quintero was shot, killed

Credit: CCPD

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