A second suspect in the 4-year-old murder of Jose Pepe Gallegos was charged with murder in the Nueces County jail, officials said.
Servando Morales was served with the murder charge while in the Nueces County jail last week. He is in jail after a pursuit with Corpus Christi police officers in which he allegedly shot at the officers. He is facing charges of aggravated assault on a public servant.
Morales is said to be connected with the murder of Gallegos, which occured on Jan. 6, 2007. Gallegos was gunned down in front of his residence in the Loma Linda subdivision off County Road 162, about four miles east of San Diego.
On April 8, the first suspect, Florentino Chapa, 43, was arrested in San Diego at his residence on Luby Street. He was charged with murder and is currently in the Jim Wells County jail.
Gallegos, 35, was the first homicide of 2007 and was shot three times in the upper torso.
Officials who worked the murder in 2007 suspected the killing could have been gang related.
Gallegos was a 1989 graduate of San Diego High School.