Man Breaks Into Home On Whitewing Drive Then Injures People Inside

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:29am
Location: 6700 Block of Whitewing Dr.
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation (Penal Code Section 30.02) 2nd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1604300013

Corpus Christi Police are investigating a burglary case in which a 34-year-old man is accused of breaking into a home on the 6700 block of Whitewing Drive Saturday morning and exchanging gunfire with the people inside the home.

Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of gunshots from inside a home on the 6700 block of Whitewing Drive at 1:30am Saturday morning. Responding Officers saw a 34-year-old man outside the home with apparent injuries and a firearm when the Officers arrived. Officers confronted the 34-year-old man and disarmed him. The 34-year-old man got into a vehicle and left the scene and Officers followed the 34-year-old man. The 34-year-old man was stopped at the 7000 block of Ayers and Officers apprehended the 34-year-old man and took him to the hospital for treatment of what the Officers believe are gunshot wounds.

The Officers who remained at the scene on Whitewing went to the house and learned that an injured 36-year-old woman was inside the home with her 20-year-old son. The Officers were told that the 36-year-old woman is not a resident of the home, and that the 34-year-old man had a romantic relationship with the 36 woman and the relationship has dissolved. Officers were told that the 34-year-old man forced entry into the home, confronted the 36-year-old woman, and injured her with a firearm and was stopped by the 20-year-old man who used a firearm to repel the attack from the 34-year-old man. Officers were told the 34-year-old man left the home and were then confronted by Corpus Christi Police. The 36-year-old woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance for injuries the Officers believe were caused by gunshots.

No Officers discharged their firearms and no other injuries were reported. The 34-year-old man and the 36 year old woman remained hospitalized at the time of this report and their conditions are not known as they continue to receive medical treatment. Officers believe there are no outstanding suspects related to this case.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives and the Forensics Services Technicians arrived at the scene to gather evidence and information. The 34-year-old man is accused of Burglary of a Habitation, a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, but other criminal accusations are expected to be applied to the 34-year-old man. The 20-year-old man was not physically injured and has no criminal accusations made against him.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives would like to have complete information related to this case and urge anyone with any information about this case to call 886-2600 and provide the information to Detectives in reference to this case number.

The Corpus Christi Police have Crime Victim’s Advocates and encourage anyone in Corpus Christi in a potentially violent relationship to reach out to Police and community resources for early intervention.