An argument leads to a deadly shooting

Date: Friday, 05/29/2020 9:44 A.M.
Location: 800 block of Bloomington Street
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2005290025

On May 29, 2020 at approximately 9:44 A.M. Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 800 Bloomington St. in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers observed the 21 year old male victim on the ground with a possible gunshot wound to his lower torso. Medics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officers at the scene were told that the victim went outside and got into a argument. A short while later a shot was fired stiking the victim. The suspect, (described as a hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and having a distinct scar across the bridge of his nose), fled the scene westbound from 800 Bloomington.

Detectives were later informed that the 21 year old victim passed away from his injuries. At this time police do not have a suspect in custody.

This is still an active investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this murder, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

Scam Alert

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn our citizens of a phone scam.

CCPD has received several calls about a scam in our area. The callers stated that they received a call from our police department stating they had a warrant and they need to take care it. The number appears to be from the main police station. They are then instructed to purchase gift cards to pay the warrant. The caller then tells the victim to read the number off of the back of the card.

Scam Alert

The Corpus Christi Police Department will never solicit payment for warrants over the phone using gift cards as a method of payment. If you receive a call like this, it is a scam!

CCPD offers this advice to avoid getting scammed:

* Look out for “spoofing”. Part of scammers tactics include spoofing, which happens when the caller masks their own number and causes the number of a well-known Agency, like CCPD, to appear on caller ID.  Also, the caller might give a badge number and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.

* Write down details.  If you do get a call and are unsure, write down the phone number and name of the caller.

* Protect your personal information. Do not provide any personal or financial information over the phone.

* Know your rights.  Corpus Christi Police Department will never request for prepaid debit cards or wire transfer payments, and will not ask for a credit card number over the phone.

* Don’t be bullied.  Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to push you into doing what they want. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand.

* Hang up and report it. If you’re unsure if the call is real, contact CCPD directly at 361-886-2600.  You can also file a complaint with your local BBB.
The Corpus Christi Police Department will never demand payment from you, ask you for any private or financial information over the phone or threaten to bring the police or other federal law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Do not fall victim to these scams!

As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officers who were involved in the shooting on May 26, 2020.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Officer Jacob O’Sullivan has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 6 years.

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(Officer Jacob O’Sullivan)

Officer Rene Rodriguez has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for approximately 1 year.

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(Officer Rene Rodriguez)

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

For additional information on this incident:
https://ccpdblotter.com/2020/05/26/officer-involved-shooting-8/

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to 36-year-old Johnny Gonzalez who has two outstanding warrants; first is for motion to revoke on two counts of dangerous drugs and tampering with physical evidence, second warrant is for possession of controlled substance (Both No Bond).

Gonzalez is described as a 36-year-old white male, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Johnny Gonzalez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could earn you a cash reward. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward. The reward amount for Gonzalez is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

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(Gonzalez, Johnny)

You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Date: Tuesday, 05/26/2020 3:43A.M.
Location: 5900 block of Ayers Street
Offense: Burglary of Habitation with Intent Other Felony
Case Number: 2005260012

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 3:43am officers were dispatched to 5900 Ayers in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers received information that three males were seen forcing their way into the residence. When the officers arrived, they entered the residence, and were confronted with a male suspect brandishing a handgun. Officers gave verbal commands, which the suspect ignored, at which point the officers discharged their service weapons striking the suspect. The suspect was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment and at last update was listed in critical condition. Upon release from the hospital the suspect will face several felony charges.

Responding officers also located two other suspects inside the residence and immediately took them into custody.

19-year-old Anthony Hinojosa and 18-year-old Marco Molina were both charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent other Felony.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time, in accordance with current department practice and policy.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

City’s Latest Homicide

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 02:17 A.M.
Location: Leopard St. @ Waco St.
Offense: Murder, Tampering with Evidence
Case Number: 2005260008

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:17 A.M. Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Waco and Leopard St. in reference to a man down. Upon arrival officers observed a male face down on the ground and deceased. Officers contacted a witness who advised he saw a male dragging another male. The witness yelled at the suspect who dropped the victim and fled the scene. A description was put out, officers searched the area and located the suspect in the area of Staples and Leopard. The suspect was detained and positively identified. Officers arrested 35 year old Marvin Tatum for murder and tampering with evidence. He was transported to the main station for questioning and then to the City Detention Center.

FBI PRESS CONFERENCE REFERENCE NAS-CC CRITICAL INCIDENT

FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves, provided an update from the critical incident that took place at Naval Air Station – Corpus Christi.

This is still an ongoing and very fluid investigation. We will continue to provide updates and alerts on our social media as they are made available for the public.

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to 44-year-old Juan Lira who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault (No Bond).

Lira is described as a 44-year-old white male, who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Juan Lira, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could earn you a cash reward. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward. The reward amount for Lira is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

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You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

CRIME OF THE WEEK

Investigators want your help to discover any new information that will help catch a suspect, with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Detectives need your help to locate the individual responsible for the homicide of 42-year-old Eleasar Rivas.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Officers responded to a call for a shooting with injuries at an apartment complex located on the 2200 block of North Padre Island Drive. Upon arrival, officers located Rivas laying in the parking lot, he had already succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives were able to retrieve surveillance video of what is believed to be the suspect vehicle leaving the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark in color pickup truck.

Detectives are seeking your help to identify the suspect who committed this homicide.

If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.

OFFENDER OF THE WEEK

Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to 37-year-old Michael Green who has an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation related to a Burglary of a Habitation (No Bond).

Green is described as a 37-year-old white male, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you know how to locate Michael Green, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=, it could earn you a cash reward. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward. The reward amount for Green is increased for the month to $500.00, as he is considered an offender of the week.

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(Green, Michael)

You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.

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