Dustin Tate, a 29-year-old convicted burglar, was shot in the abdomen outside of a home on the 5300 block of Greenbriar Dr. by the homeowner. He later died of his injuries.
According to police, a call was received from a neighbor around 10:30 a.m. reporting gunshots being heard. Responding to the report, police arrived at the home on Greenbriar Dr., reportedly owned by 56-year-old Dan Cabellero, the owner of Fox Nursery and Fox Home Builders. Police then discovered Tate with a gunshot wound to the abdomen outside of the home.
Medics responded and transported Tate by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. After undergoing emergency surgery, Tate died Monday night from his injuries.
The Corpus Christi Police Department states that detectives and forensics lab technicians arrived at the scene to gather further evidence. After questioning Cabellero, he and several other witnesses were taken to police headquarters for further interviews. No decision has been made if Cabellero will face charges for Tate's death, or if he was acting in self-defense.
Tate had a long string of past burglary convictions, including having recently served two years of an eight-year sentence. He was released in July on parole for that sentence.
It is still unclear if Tate was attempting to burglarize Cabellero's home.