Corpus Christi police arrested the suspect accused of shooting and killing a man at a Southside convenience store early Monday morning.
Anthony Whetstone, 27, was arrested around noon on Monday after fleeing the scene of a shooting at the 7500 block of South Staples Street earlier that day.
Police found 53-year-old Sergio Del Alto was shot. He was later pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported.
Police said investigators learned that the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between two customers inside the convenience store.
Investigators later tracked down Whetstone and conducted a traffic stop at the 4800 block of South Padre Island Drive. Police took him into custody without incident.
Whetstone was booked into the Nueces County Jail and his bond is set at $500,000. He remained in custody Tuesday afternoon.
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