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Shootout At Greenville Nissan Dealership Leaves 3 Dead

May 31, 2017

updated, May 31, 2017, 4 p.m.

Three people are dead following a surreal gun battle yesterday evening at the Nissan Dealership in Greenville.

The Greenville Police Department has released the names of the three men who died during the shooting incident at Nissan of Greenville, located at 6403 Interstate 30. A shootout between the three men began to the astonishment of terrified dealership employees and customers around 7 p.m. on the evening of May 30.

Two men from a Texas-based private investigations firm died at the scene, as did the man they were seeking.

49-year-old Ramon Michael Hutchinson, of St, Paul, Minn., had a warrant out for his arrest from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office in Minneapolis. Hutchinson was out on bond and had failed to appear in court to face first-degree felony drug charges.

The two men in pursuit of Hutchinson were 33-year-old Gabriel Bernal and 54-year-old Fidel Garcia. Both men were employees of Corpus Christi-based F.N.G Security and Investigations.

Hutchinson was in an office at the dealership with another person when he was approached by Bernal and Garcia, police said. Bernal and Garcia drew weapons and began giving Hutchinson commands. Hutchinson tried to pull a pistol from his waistband but dropped his pistol on a desk. As he tried to pick up the weapon, a scuffle began. Hutchinson managed to grab his gun and began firing, the report said. Both Garcia and Bernal returned fire. Approximately 20 shots were fired in a time span of about 6 seconds. All three men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene. No one else was injured, though the dealership did suffer property damage.