CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 3News continues to follow up on the shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on the city’s West side involving federal Marshals as they attempted to serve a warrant.
A man was shot outside the Whispering Winds apartments. He later died at a hospital.
The Texas Rangers are the lead agency investigating. 3News reached out again to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which oversees the Rangers, but DPS has not yet confirmed the identity of the man shot. His family, however, has identified him as 43-year-old Daniel Garcia.
Law enforcement agencies have not yet said whether Garcia was armed, the details surrounding the warrant, or what led to the deadly encounter.
Family members of Garcia say he was not armed. His loved ones gathered Wednesday night to remember him and are asking for answers.
“I just don’t know how to feel it’s so surreal and it hurts me so much and it angers me so much that it happened,” Garcia's daughter, Janae Elizalde, said Wednesday.
Janae thought Tuesday would be just another normal day.
“I went to practice after school, I’m in dance,” said Elizalde.
Until she received a phone call that no one ever expects.
“We have to pick you up, you cannot be at school any longer. He’s like this is a real family emergency,” said Elizalde.
Janae was given news that her dad had been shot.
"The first thing I asked was, 'Is he alive or is he dead,' and he said, 'I don’t know.' I said, 'Just drive, just drive, go,'" said Elizalde.
Janae along with friends, family, and neighbors are asking for answers.
“He didn’t deserve what he got, he was unarmed. He didn’t even have a knife on him. He had nothing on him,” said Elizalde.
All of Garcia’s loved ones gathered Wednesday night to remember him. Elizalded shared with 3News the last conversation she had with her dad.
“The morning it happened I was getting up and I went to school. On my way out he was hooking up his speakers, getting ready to go out for the day. I told him 'Bye dad, love you.' He goes, 'Bye mija, love you,' and that was the last time I saw him."
3News will continue to monitor this story for updates.