Detectives Investigating Homicide

Date: 01/17/2016       3:15 AM
Location: 5900 Ayers Street
Offense: Murder
P.C. 19.02      First Degree Felony
Case Number: 1601170028
A disturbance between two male cousins outside of a trailer home at 5902 Ayers Street left one man dead and another in the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Just before 3:15 AM, Corpus Christi Police responded to the Misty Winds Trailer Park for a shooting. When Officers arrived they found a 26 year old man dead in the driveway next to a trailer.

Witnesses at the scene told Officers that a 32 year old male, cousin to the victim, had shot him after an argument between the two. After the suspect shot the victim in the head, he fled in his 2016 Chevrolet Silverado truck.  A description of the truck was broadcast to all Officers.

At 3:35 AM, an Officer working in the downtown area, observed the truck near the intersection of Power and North Chaparral Street. He was able to confirm that the truck he saw was the one involved in the shooting on Ayers Street.  The Officer followed the truck onto the Harbor Bridge, then North Beach and onto the Nueces Bay Causeway on State Highway 181.   The Officer did not attempt to stop the truck, because he did not have any Officers near to back him up.

As the Officer continued to follow the truck into Portland, other law enforcement agencies were contacted to assist. The truck continued through Portland, and into Gregory before other Officers arrived. In Gregory, the truck turned onto State Highway 35 toward Aransas Pass.  While on State Highway 35 and with the assistance of other Officers, an attempt to stop the truck was made. As the truck approached County Road 91A it veered off the roadway and rolled into a field knocking down power lines.  When Officers made contact with the driver of the truck, it was determined he had apparently shot himself in the head.

The suspect was transported by San Patricio County EMS to Spohn Memorial Medical Center and is in critical condition.