Police Identify Suspect In Shea Parkway Murder

Date: March 31, 2016
Location: 4600 North Shea Parkway
Offense: Capital Murder
Case Number: 1603250009
Location: 5400 Hitching Post Court
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1603250129

Corpus Christi Police are searching for 18-year-old Gilbert Ruiz (2/3/1996) who has a warrant for his arrest for Capital Murder related to the homicide on North Shea Parkway that happened on March 25, 2016.

Gilbert Ruiz (2/3/1996) has a warrant for Capital Murder
Gilbert Ruiz (2/3/1996) has a warrant for Capital Murder

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of gunshots on the 4700 block of North Shea Parkway a few minutes before 1am on March 25th, 2016.  Officers found 34-year-old Elisabeth Martinez deceased in a vehicle.  An ambulance transported 32-year-old Eric Rodriguez to the hospital where he died on March 28th.   

Corpus Christi Police gathered evidence from an Aggravated Robbery in the 5400 block of Hitching Post Court at about 5pm on the same day as the homicide and Investigators discovered a link between the two scenes.  Investigators from the Robbery/Homicide unit worked around the clock and were able to obtain arrest warrants for two individuals connected to the Aggravated Robbery.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives informed the United States Marshal’s Fugitive and Violent Offender Task Force of the warrants for Aggravated Robbery related to the robbery on the 5400 block of Hitching Post Lane and on March 30th the Task Force were able to locate and arrest 21-year-old Daniel Martinez (1/16/1995) and 18-year-old Micayla Licea (4/11/1997) on the 5900 block of Wooldridge. 

Through further investigation and evaluation of evidence, Detectives were able to obtain a warrant for the arrest of 17-year-old Amador Angel Cerna (03/16/99) for his part in the Aggravated Robbery. Cerna has not been captured as of 4:00pm on March 31, 2016.   

Amador Angel Cerna (3/16/1999) is wanted for Aggravated Robbery
Amador Angel Cerna (3/16/1999) is wanted for Aggravated Robbery

Detectives were also able to develop enough information to charge Daniel Martinez with the Capital Murder of Elisabeth Martinez and Eric Rodriguez. Detectives were also able to obtain an arrest warrant for Gilbert Ruiz (02/03/96) for Capital Murder. Both Cerna and Ruiz have not been captured and Detectives would like help from the public to locate them. Amador Cerna is wanted for Aggravated Robbery and Gilbert Ruiz is wanted for Capital Murder. Gilbert Ruiz has been known to drive a green Dodge Ram pick-up with the license plate number TX FHR-2230. 


If you know where law enforcement can locate Ruiz or Cerna, do not attempt to apprehend them as they are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who can provide information to locate these fugitives should call local law enforcement without delay. The Corpus Christi Police may be contacted at 886-2600 if Cerna or Ruiz are in the Corpus Christi area. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret but provide law enforcement with information to locate these fugitives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers which results in an arrest may earn the caller a cash reward.

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