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Man Shot Dead After Crashing Car into Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

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A man was shot dead after ramming his vehicle through a gate Thursday morning at a naval air station in Corpus Christi, Texas, a press representative for the base said.

Base spokesperson Fifi Kieschnick said law enforcement responded to at “real-world security incident” around 7:30 a.m. local time after the unidentified male drove through the base’s South gate.

After leading security guards on a chase through the base, the man crashed into a barrier at the base’s North gate.

“The suspect exited the vehicle that had caught on fire, and charged Security force personnel, who fired shots in response,” Kieschnick said, adding that the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local reporters shared footage near the base of police responding to the incident.

The vehicle which the man drove through the base in, a grey Ford Edge, was reported stolen roughly 30 minutes prior by a woman pumping gas at a Stripes convenience store in the 4700 block of South Padre Island Drive.


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