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Texas officer fatally shot at range

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Officer Down: Police Officer James Saavedra 

James Saavedra

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 40-year-old Port of Corpus Christi police officer died from a gunshot wound Wednesday while he and another officer were sighting in a rifle, the port's police chief said.

Officer James Saavedra was shot once in the chest about 4:55 p.m. and died about an hour later in the hospital after he and officer Eric Giannamore were at the department's range off the 4000 block of Rincon Road, said Chief Luther Kim.

"Words cannot express the sorrow we all feel at his untimely passing," Kim said. "(Saavedra) was an exceptional and highly experienced police officer, but more importantly, a wonderful man."

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