Nueces County teen arrested for second time in November 2020 shooting

Ashlee Burns
Corpus Christi Caller Times

An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for the second time in a shooting that injured one and killed a 17-year-old boy.

Corpus Christi Police Department's Gang Unit arrested Eddie Quesada for his suspected involvement in a Nov. 2020 homicide on the city's Southside.

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Around 2 p.m. Gang Unit officers and the U.S. Marshal Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force attempted a traffic stop in the 5200 block of McArdle Road, a news release said.

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The driver of the vehicle took off to evade officers, causing a traffic crash with another vehicle.

Quesada was arrested on two warrants for murder and aggravated assault. His bond is set at $750,000. He also faces charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

Another 18-year-old, Roman Felan, was arrested and charged with evading arrest and hindering apprehension.

On Nov. 27, 2020, police responded to the 7900 block of Grizzley Drive for a shooting where two men suffered gunshot wounds. A 17-year-old man died of his injuries.

Quesada initially was held on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon a month after the shooting. The charges were dropped in February 2021.

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It was not clear why the charges were dropped. 

When asked if the charges were dismissed by police or declined by a grand jury, First Assistant District Attorney Angelica Hernandez told the Caller-Times in February that the case was under investigation.

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