Date: Monday, November 26, 2018, 04:29 AM
Location: 5200 Ayers
Offense: Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer
Burglary of Building
Unauthorized use of Motor Vehicle
Evading Arrest with a Vehicle
Case Number: 1811260020
At approximately 04:29 AM on Monday, November 26, 2018, officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of Ayers for a Burglary in Progress. As officers arrived on scene, they observed a vehicle that returned as stolen leaving the parking lot. The responding officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop which resulted in a short vehicle pursuit and ultimately ended with the suspect vehicle crashing into a fence where it became lodged. Officers exited their vehicles in an effort to make contact with the offenders and were standing to the rear of the suspect vehicle, when the driver placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerated to the point where the vehicle dislodged from the fence. The driver continued to reverse at an accelerated pace in what was perceived as an attempt to run over officers on scene. The driver struck a marked Corpus Christi Police Unit and nearly struck several uniformed police officers. Fearing for his life and for the lives of the officers in the path of the vehicle, which was being used as a weapon, a Corpus Christi Police Officer discharged his city issued weapon to stop the threat.
The driver and passenger then exited the vehicle and fled on foot as officers gave chase. The suspects were able to elude the officers and no one has been taken into custody related to this incident.
One Corpus Christi Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with department practice and policy.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers.