Heather Coglaiti, 33, went to Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) on Monday complaining that her ex-boyfriend, Jose Calderon, 46, had slashed her tires and threatened her, according to KIII.
Calderon reportedly agreed to come into the police station and told authorities his relationship with Coglaiti had always been volatile, chiefly because of her.
“We’ve done this a lot through the whole two years. We go back and forth, we’ll fight like this and she knows I won’t punch her but she punches the hell out of me in the face and she’ll bite, do whatever,” Calderon said in a videotaped interview with police that was released to the TV station.
“She said, ‘I’m so scared you’re gonna kill me,'” he added, dismissing the idea, according to the television station. Calderon was soon allowed by police to leave, according to KIII.
About 16 hours later on Tuesday, Calderon allegedly shot and killed Coglaiti at an apartment before turning the gun on himself, KIII reported. Police said they also found another man, believed to be Coglaiti's relative, at the apartment with a gunshot wound, according to the television station.
That same day, the police department's Criminal Investigative Division Captain Hollis Bowers said that the department had done all it could despite Coglaiti's pleas for protection, adding that the law requires “a certain level of violence" for police to make an arrest, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspaper.
"She was trying to keep him out of her life," a neighbor told KIII. "I know she went to the police yesterday."
Watch the KIII report below: