Corpus Christi Police Officers Involved in Shooting on St. Denis Street

Date: Friday, October 30, 2015, 13:10
Location: 6300 St. Denis Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1510300082

A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound Friday afternoon on Saint Denis Street.

Two Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at 1:10pm Friday afternoon at a house on the 6300 block of St. Denis Street. The Officers went inside the home where there were three other people (two women and one man) inside the home when Officers arrived. A 21-year-old man, armed with a handgun, confronted and threatened the Officers. One Officer discharged his firearm once and the 21-year-old man was taken into custody for aggravated assault on the Officers. The 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound and no other person was injured. The 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment and the 21-year-old man is expected to survive the injury.

The two Officers have been placed on administrative leave as normal by policy. The 21-year-old man is under arrest for aggravated assault but may have additional criminal charges applied as a result of the incident. The Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating the event.

Update 30October2015 18:30
Officers delivered 21 year old Marcus Escobar (4/26/1994) for two counts of attempted capital murder after Escobar was released from the hospital at about 6:00pm Friday evening.