Man Surrenders Safely After Standoff on Hiawatha

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016, 14:17
Location: 400 Hiawatha Street
Offense: Deadly Conduct (Penal Code Section 22.05) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1601080088

Corpus Christi Police arrested 23-year-old Gilbert Villanueva (12/17/1992) for Deadly Conduct and Theft of a Firearm Friday afternoon on the 400 block of Hiawatha after a 2 hour standoff with Police.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a driveby shooting on the 4000 block of Navajo Street at 2:17pm. Police were provided a description of the suspect and vehicle involved in the shooting and Officers found the suspect vehicle parked at a home on the 400 block of Hiawatha Street. Officers saw two men walk from the suspect vehicle into the house and the two men locked the door and refused to come outside and speak with the Officers. Officers summoned additional resources like the Corpus Christi Police SWAT team and Hostage Negotiation team to surround the home and establish a dialogue with the people inside the home. The 400 block of Hiawatha was closed to traffic at about 2:30pm. An elderly woman walked out of the home unharmed and met with Police. Shortly after the woman came out of the home, a man walked out unharmed and also met with Officers. Villanueva finally walked out and surrendered to Officers at 4:30pm and was arrested for deadly conduct for discharging a firearm on the 4000 block of Navajo Street. The 400 block of Hiawatha was reopened to normal use at 4:45pm.

No injuries were reported at the scene on Navajo or at Hiawatha.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives gathered information and evidence and discovered the firearm they believe was used in the shooting and learned the firearm was previously reported stolen in San Antonio. Villanueva was delivered to the city detention center for charges of Deadly Conduct and Theft of a Firearm.