Robbery of a Gun Store Included a Murder and an Aggravated Assault

Date: September 1, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Location: 5526 Leopard
Offense: Robbery, Murder, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1609010150

CCPD Officers responded to a Robbery call at the Shooters Depot gun shop at about 09:03 P.M. last night.  They found that a 63 year old man and 38 year old man were both seriously wounded by what appeared to be gunshots.  Both victims are employees of the gun shop.   The 63 year old man died short time later after being transported to the hospital.  The 38 year old man is currently in serious condition at a local hospital.  It appears that the incident started as a robbery of the business sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A vehicle belonging to one of the victims was found a short time after the incident at 910 Corn Products road.   It appears that it was stolen during the robbery and then abandoned at that location.  The vehicle contained guns that were stolen in the robbery.

 

This incident is still in the early phase of the investigation and we have released all information that we can at this time.   There is extensive forensic work being done at the scene and also with the victims vehicle.  There might also be video or witness information that has not been located yet and we are asking anybody with any possible evidence to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840.

Anyone with additional information about this case may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and if it leads to an arrest, it can earn the caller a cash reward.

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