Patrol Report September 26, 2017

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:43 PM
Location: 4000 Leopard Street
Offense: Murder, Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1709250171

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 4000 Leopard Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and found a female kneeling and crying over a 23 year old male victim. The female advised that a man had just shot the victim. Officers discovered that there were other people in the room at the time of the shooting. CCFD Medics arrived and began treatment but were unsuccessful in there efforts as the victim succumbed to his wounds. Officers contacted two witnesses that heard the gunshots and saw a dark colored minivan speed out of the parking lot. CCPD Detectives are actively investigating this crime and will release more information when it become available.  If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 888-tips or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com .  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you could earn a cash reward.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:28 PM
Location: 3700 Thornberry Ct.
Offense: Assault causing Bodily Injury
Case Number: 1709250143

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 3700 Thornberry Ct. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrived and contacted the 31 year old female victim. She stated that her fiancé became upset after she tried unplugging the TV in the living room while he was watching the football game. The victim stated that the suspect bear hugged her, then grabbed her by the wrists and forearms and dragged her outside locking the door. Officers observed slight bruising to her forearms and wrists as well as dirt on her legs from being dragged. Officers learned that the couple had been arguing prior to the assault. Officers arrested Robert Ruth (03-11-1989) and transported him to the City Detention Center.

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:41 PM
Location: 2900 McKinzie Rd.
Offense: Assault (Family Violence) causing Bodily Injury-Choking
Case Number: 1709250160

Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2900 McKinzie Rd. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the 55 year old female victim. She advised that she and the suspect broke up this morning. The victim stated that later in the evening she believes the suspect borrowed a neighbors phone and told her that the suspect had left the apartment. When she returned and entered her apartment the suspect came through the rear door. He had been hiding in the back yard prior to her arrival. The suspect yelled at her and punched her with his fists. He then choked her twice, once with one hand and then with both hands. The victim felt light headed and thought she was going to pass out. The victim broke away and went outside and was chased by the suspect. He grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth to keep her from yelling. The victim stated that the suspect drug her back inside the apartment. The suspect fell down allowing the victim to run to a neighbors house and call the police. Officers located the suspect passed out in the back yard. Officers found that the suspect was extremely intoxicated and was checked out by CCFD Medics. Officers arrested James Gunter (08-26-1976) and transported him to the City Detention Center.