A Marine died this weekend after he was found shot in the head, sitting in a parked car in the middle of the street with a woman. Now the 21-year-old's wife is seeking answers about his death
"My heart hurts so much and it kills me to know I will never be able to hear (his) voice again," Alexia Truax told Fox News about the death of her husband, Christopher Truax Jr.
Alexia Truax had reportedly been at home with the couple's 11-month old son in Eagle Pass, Texas when the shooting occurred Friday. Christopher Truax Jr. was an active duty U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who had been stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, deputies in nearby Lemon Grove, California spotted a man and woman in a car parked in the middle of the street early Friday morning. After investigating, they discovered Truax was bleeding from what witnesses described as a gunshot. Deputies performed CPR until the Fire Department arrived and other lifesaving efforts could be made; however, Truax was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m., police said in a statement.
The woman in the car has not been identified and is currently being described as a witness in the homicide. Police said Truax and the woman were acquaintances, according to KSWB.
The young Marine's wife also shared a message with KSWB to her husband telling him "thank you for choosing me" and telling him she'd hold him forever in her heart.
"My love for you is endless and just knowing baby Chris and I won't be hearing from you again makes me go insane," she said. "It feels like a bad dream and I am speechless."
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit has taken over the case and is continuing their investigation into who may be responsible for the crime. They are asking anyone with information to contact law enforcement.
[Photo:San Diego County Sheriff's Department]