Altercation leads to Arrest for Manslaughter

Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 3:55 PM
Location: 4700 Alma
Offense: Manslaughter
Case Number: 1611270089

The Corpus Christi Fire Department was dispatched to the 4700 block of Alma in reference to a possible heart attack. Once they arrived they began CPR and transported the 56 year old male victim to Doctors Regional Hospital. The medics called for officers because they observed what appeared to be signs of a fight. Officers arrived and detained the 63 year old male suspect.

Preliminary information is that the victim and suspect (who are brothers) got into a fight at the residence. After the fight was over the victim walked out of the room and collapsed. That is when medics were called. At approximately 4:40 PM the victim passed away. Officers arrested Lonnie Laningham (08-14-1953) for manslaughter and transported him to the City Detention Center. The case is still an ongoing investigation, information will be released as it becomes available.