Burglary To a Motor Vehicle, Agg. Assault, Attempted Capital Murder

Date: 2/1/2016            11:42PM
Location: 6800 Everhart
Offense: Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, Agg. Assault,
Case Numbers: 1602020003, 1602020006

On February 1, 2016 at approximately 11:42 pm Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to 6838 Everhart Road in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers contacted a 24-year-old man who told Officers that he caught several suspects breaking into his car. The 24-year-old man told Officers he held the burglary suspects at gunpoint and at some point there was an exchange of gunfire between the burglary suspects and the 24-year-old man. Two suspects (male and female) fled the scene in a vehicle and Zachary Garibay (2/2/1991) was detained by the 24-year-old man until Corpus Christi Police arrived and placed Garibay under arrest for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Detectives believe there were no injuries as a result of the exchange of gunfire, and the only property damage reported was to a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The 24-year-old man who is the burglary victim has not been arrested.

A description of the vehicle was put out over the radio. At approximately 12:03 am, the suspect vehicle was spotted and stopped at 7300 Prairie Dr. During this traffic stop a 24-year-old man pointed a gun at the officer. The officer fearing for his safety fired his duty weapon. The 24-year-old man ran from the shooting scene. The Officer arrested a 19-year-old woman also ran from the shooting scene, but was captured by the Officer. The 19-year-old woman, Abby Farrell (2/26/1996) was arrested for evading arrest and delivered to the city detention center.

Officers formed a perimeter around the scene and began searching for the 24-year-old man. The K-9 units also assisted in the search. During the search officers learned the 24-year-old man was in a home on the 4900 block of Lake Medina Drive. The Officers surrounded the home and attempted to develop a dialogue with the 24-year-old man. The Corpus Christi Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams responded to the home until SWAT entered the home at about 7:45am and found the 24-year-old inside with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. The 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment and placed under guard by Corpus Christi Police.

Corpus Christi Police believe all suspects in the burglaries involved in this episode have been located. Detectives continue to gather information and evidence about this episode to verify facts and circumstances.

UPDATE February 5, 2016:

On February 5, 2016 at approximately 6:20pm, Michael Garibay (11-11-1992) was released from the hospital and transported and booked into the City Detention Center. He was booked on one count of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of evading arrest and one count of failure to appear on a previous possession of marijuana.