Date: 05/13/2015 4:40 PM
Location: 1000 Behmann Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02 Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1505130128
Corpus Christi Police responded to a fight call at the Aztec Manor Apartments and found a man there with a head injury.
The victim would not cooperate with officers and refused to say what had happened. A witness told officers that the victim was walking behind the apartment complex with two men when he was punched in the head numerous times with a fist of one of the other men. The witness believed the assault was over drugs.
The victim was transported to Bay Area Hospital by CCFD EMS. Two hours later, the victim was transferred to Spohn Memorial Hospital due to his injuries not improving.
When the victim took a turn for the worst, police detectives were notified. While investigating this case, a suspect was identified and located at the apartment complex.
The suspect, Santana Rodriguez (07/17/1993), was arrested for aggravated assault. Officers continue to look for the second man that they believe may have been with the victim and the suspect at the time of the assault, but do not believe he was involved.
Just after 3:00 AM, detectives were notified that the victim had died at the hospital due to his injuries.
Police are expected to upgrade the charges on the suspect this morning.