CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — A man’s forced entry and brutal assault of his ex-girlfriend triggered a larger fight outside the residence, the Caller Times reports.
Unfortunately for the ex-girlfriend, she was badly beaten before neighbors came to her assistance. The attacker was able to escape without being shot, but the same cannot be said of the man that accompanied him.
As the Caller Times reports:
Police responded to a disturbance with shots fired about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on the 1700 block of Treyway Lane, near the intersection of Airline Road and Williams Drive.
A 30-year-old woman told police her ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment by breaking a window and then assaulted her, Lt. J.C. Hooper said. The woman and man argued and shots were fired outside the home, Hooper said. Three neighbors assaulted the man, who then ran away from the complex. Hooper said the police report states there was a 25-year-old man at the scene with the suspect. He suffered a minor gunshot wound to his buttocks.
The report stated bullet casings indicated more than one shot was fired, police said. Hooper said the victim fired shots at the men. While police investigated, the 29-year-old man showed up in a black SUV. Police chased him in the area until the man crashed the vehicle and began to run on Crestvilla Drive, where police arrested him.
Adam Cantu was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to commit another crime, evading arrest, evading arrest in a vehicle and resisting arrest. It’s not clear whether the 25-year-old would face any charges.
It’s always nice to have a community that will look out for you — but it is tragic that Cantu was able to enter a home and assault the resident inside before being confronted by any kind of armed resistance.
I have no doubt that he will receive the justice he deserves now, however.
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