Officer Involved Shooting-Additional Information Release

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016 8:44 AM
Location: 300 N.  Shoreline

Case Number: 1610300054

At 8:36 am Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area 400 N. Shoreline in reference to several calls about multiple gunshots fired in that area. Officers arrived at 8:40 am and advised that a white male suspect was southbound towards the 300 block of N. Shoreline. Preliminary reports state that the suspect was pointing a handgun at citizens and cars as he was walking.

Officers arrived at 300 N. Shoreline at 8:44 am. The officers confronted the suspect who engaged the officers with a handgun. Officer Lillian Pennick responded and fired at the suspect, striking the man with the gun.  He was transported to Spohn Memorial where he succumbed to his injuries. The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office has identified the deceased as Jordan Gonzales, 09/09/1993 .

Officer Lillian Pennick has been with CCPD since December 31, 2012. She is a field training officer and was working with her trainee, Officer Amber Buckelew at the time of this incident.   Officer Amber Buckelew has been with CCPD since October 5, 2015. She was hired a police cadet intern before starting the 75th academy.  Both Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of this investigation.

Officer Lillian Pennick                           Officer Amber Buckelew

Numerous witness statements have been obtained as part of this investigation which is ongoing .  Anyone having information about any aspect of this case is encouraged to call 886-2840 and reference case #1610300054.

This video shows Jordan Gonzales walking up into the covered driveway from the sidewalk. He can be seen raising a handgun several times toward people in front of him.