In Custody Death, Officers Names Released

The Corpus Christi Police Department’s Criminal Investigation and Professional Standards Divisions are continuing its dual investigation into the “in custody” death of a 32-year-old male.  

As reported Sunday evening, Officers responded to the Waterford Apartments after the police department’s Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a disturbance. 

During their investigation, Officers became involved in a scuffle with the male as they attempted to arrest him.  During the struggle, Officers deployed their “Taser” in addition with OC “Pepper” Spray.  Both tools had little to no effect on the suspect. 

Once the suspect was finally handcuffed, he collapsed.  Officers immediately rendered aid and applied CPR until Corpus Christi Fire Department Medic Units arrived.  The suspect was transported to Doctor’s Regional Hospital where he expired.  

The four Officers involved in the incident are Javier Cantu, 13 years of service; Ismael Ybarra, 13 years of service; Daryl Anderson, six years of service; and Lou Villagomez Jr., six years of service with the police department.  

As per department protocol, all four Officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation. 

Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau at 361-886-2841.