One man dead after double shooting in Goliad

The Goliad County Sheriff’s office is investigating a double shooting that left one man dead, Friday morning.

“Deputies got a call in the 100 block of South Mt. Auburn just before midnight Thursday night, Friday morning of a reported shooting,” says Capt. John Pape.

The preliminary investigation shows that the victims were seated in car when the shooter opened fire outside the vehicle.

When the deputies arrived at the scene they found 20 year old Nathan Cortinas deceased in his car and 18 year old Brianna Bexley was critically wounded in the passenger seat. A male infant in the back seat was not hurt.

One man dead after double shooting in Goliad

Cortinas was shot seven times and Bexley is currently hospitalized at a hospital in San Antonio.

“The investigation lead to an 18-year old Daniel Mendoza, tells Capt. Pape.

The Sheriff’s office says there had been bad blood between the parties. Mendoza ran from the scene after the shooting.

The deputies arrested him in front of the Circle K just before 5 am Friday morning.

“Mendoza is in Goliad County Jail, and he is being held on capital murder charge. Judge Steven Kennedy placed a $250,000 bond on him,” explains Capt. Pape.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.

“Sgt. Donna Starry is handling the investigation, and she is being assisted by the Texas Rangers…in a case like this we have a lot of work to still be done but at this point we are confident we have the shooter,” adds Capt. Pape.

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