Man Shoots Truck Stopped at Red Light at Port Avenue and Ruth Street

Occurred Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 16:49, South Port at Ruth Street, Aggravated Assault, 1210240081

                A 38-year-old woman told police her white 2002 Ford F-150 truck was struck by gunfire at Port Avenue and Ruth Street Wednesday afternoon while her 21-year-old son was in the front passenger seat and her 9-year-old son sat in the back seat.

The woman said she stopped at the red light at Port Avenue and Ruth Street when a small white sport utility vehicle pulled up on the driver’s side of her vehicle. The woman said the passenger of the sport utility vehicle fired several gunshots at her vehicle, then left at a high rate of speed west on Ruth Street.

The woman described the shooter as a Hispanic man between twenty and forty years of age who wore a blue or black bandana on his face. The woman said the driver of the sport utility vehicle was a Hispanic man.

The woman’s truck had a hole and broken glass. The woman reported small cuts on her shoulder from glass as the only injury. The 21-year-old passenger said this event may be in relation to an ongoing fight in which he is involved.

Police continue to gather evidence and information. Police believe this event was not a random act of violence and have no indication the event was gang related. Anyone with any additional information about this crime should call Corpus Christi Police Detectives at 886-2600. Information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 888-TIPS (8477) or online at