As is our practice we are releasing the information of the officers who were involved in the officer involved shooting.
Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave due to their involvement, or presence, at the scene of the officer involved shooting. The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.
Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 7 years. Senior Officer Cantu is a Field Training Officer and was working with a Recruit Officer.
Officer Jacqueline Deleon has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department for less than 1 year and is in the Field Officer Stage of her Training. Officer Deleon did not discharge her weapon during the incident.
(Senior Officer Gilbert Cantu) (Officer Jacqueline Deleon)
As this call was still actively working, additional officers made contact with a vehicle at the intersection of N Staples/Lipan Street with two suspects who matched the description of the robbery suspects. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the two males inside of the vehicle were involved in the commission of the Aggravated Robberies. A total of 3 guns (2 shotguns and a one handgun), clothing and disguises that were used in the commission of both robberies were located and were later tagged into evidence.
Timothy Leal (10/18/1992) was arrested for Aggravated Robbery as well as 10 outstanding Municipal Court Warrants. A 16-year-old male was also arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon as he still had one of the weapons used in the commission of the robbery on his person.
(Timothy Leal 10/18/1992)
The third suspect involved in the Aggravated Robberies has been identified. A warrant has been issued for Lucas Martinez (12/19/00) for Aggravated Robbery ($75,000 Bond).
(Lucas Martinez 12/19/2000)
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have 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.888tips.com.