ARREST MADE IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Edit made on October 4, 2019:

The Corpus Christi Police Department investigated a homicide that occurred on September 27, 2019 on the 5300 block of Leopard. Initial information led us to believe that Delfino Chavira was the suspect involved in the death of 34-year-old Sophia Lott.

Homicide Detectives diligently continued the investigation into the Homicide and have discovered new evidence linking a different suspect. As a result of the newly uncovered evidence, the charges against Delfino Chavira were dismissed and Chavira was released accordingly.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detective Loraine Mathews at (361) 886-2883. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 4:48 A.M.
Location: 5300 Leopard
Offense: Murder, Deadly Conduct
Case Number: 1909270011

On September 27, 2019 at approximately 4:48 am Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Leopard, reference a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a 34-year-old deceased female.

Through their investigation, Detectives identified a suspect and obtained two warrants for 37-year-old Delfino Chavira.

Delfino Chavira was arrested by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on a warrant for Murder ($1,000,000 Bond) and a warrant for Deadly Conduct ($250,000 Bond).

This is still an active investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detectives at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.