The man who pointed a gun at a Corpus Christi Police Officer and a Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy and was shot at a home in the 14600 block of Red River Drive has been released from Spohn Memorial Hospital and taken to jail.
Tyson Sudderth (05/26/1994), who was shot by the Officer and the Deputy on December 21, was released from the hospital after being treated. He was then arrested and taken to the City Detention Center.
The suspect has been charged with two counts of attempted capital murder against the Officers after he pointed a handgun at them. He is additionally charged with aggravated assault family violence for assaulting and threatening his 26 year old girlfriend with the handgun prior to police arriving.
On December 21, 2015 at approximately 10:19 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of 14600 Red River Drive in reference to a report of shots being fired.
Offices arrived and were informed by a citizen that there was a male inside the house and he had fired a round. As officers were responding to the residence, the female victim came out and advised the officers that there was a man inside the house with a gun. She also stated there were two children under the age of ten inside the house with the suspect.
As officers were securing the scene, the 21 year old male came out of the home with a gun in his hand. Officers began communicating with the suspect and gave orders to drop the gun. The suspect refused and pointed the gun at the officers. The officers fearing for their life fired their weapons striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Spohn Memorial with non-life threatening injuries.
One officer from the Corpus Christi Police Department and one officer from Nueces County Sheriff’s Department were placed on administrative leave during the investigation. CCPD will be conducting the investigation working closely with NCSO.
At this time the suspect faces charges of aggravated assault family violence and attempted capital murder.