*UPDATE* 10:44 a.m. 3/28/16
George Coryell has been arrested and charged with Murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Felix Nieves.
New Braunfels Police have released a statement regarding the incident yesterday.
New Braunfels, Texas — The New Braunfels Police Department is continuing its investigation into Sunday’s homicide in the 2400 block of Dove Crossing.
As previously released: On March 27, 2016, at approximately 7:15am, a 17-year old male from New Braunfels was shot and killed inside his home. The victim has since been identified as 17-year old Felix Antonio Nieves of New Braunfels.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the shooting was part of a domestic disturbance that began with an argument between Nieves and his 43-year old mother. During the argument, the mother produced a handheld ‘stun gun’ device and attempted to use it on Nieves. However, Nieves was able to take the device away from her and he proceeded to use the device on his mother several times. Nieves’ step-father, 46-year old George Alexander Coryell, witnessed this disturbance and first retrieved a .45 caliber handgun from a nearby nightstand and attempted to fire the weapon unsuccessfully. He then retrieved a 12-guage double barrel shotgun and confronted Nieves who, at this point, was unarmed and no longer assaulting his mother. Coryell then fired two rounds from the shotgun, striking Nieves twice, killing him instantly.
Based on the evidence collected during the investigation, including interviews with several witnesses to the incident, Coryell has been arrested and charged with Murder. He was transported to the Guadalupe County Jail. As of this release, Coryell remains in custody with bond set at $250,000.
No other injuries were reported, however, two other children that lived inside the home (ages 15 and 12), have been safely placed by CPS.
The investigation into this incident continues and more information will be released as needed.
On Sunday, March 27, 2016, at approximately 7:15am, Officers said 17-year-old Felix Antonio Nieves from New Braunfels was shot and killed inside his home. The initial investigation has revealed that the shooting was part of a domestic disturbance and the parties involved knew each other prior to the incident.
The New Braunfels Police Department said there is not a suspect in custody but the Dove Crossing neighborhood and the New Braunfels community should not be concerned for their safety because of this incident.
NBPD detectives said they are interviewing several witnesses. "We would never want a homicide in New Braunfels at all. But certainly somebody at that age a 17-year-old dying, it's not a good thing, especially on Easter Sunday. So obviously, it's going to be something that our detectives are going to take very seriously and are again going to work around the clock to try to come up with exactly what happened," said David Ferguson, Spokesman for the New Braunfels Police Department.
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