Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:10 AM
Location: 700 block of Alhambra Drive
Offense: Aggravated Robbery
Case Number: 1910160015
At approximately 4:10 am on October 16, 2019 Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Alhambra Drive reference a burglary to a motor vehicle. The call was upgraded to shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a homeowner who advised that he confronted a juvenile male breaking into one of his vehicles. The homeowner advised that as he was attempting to restrain the juvenile male he heard a second suspect demand that the juvenile be released and the sound of a gunshot. The homeowner released the juvenile male out of fear for his safety. When the juvenile male was released, a second shot was fired directly at the homeowner by that juvenile.
The two males then ran to a white in color 4 door pickup truck parked on the 2200 block of Sussex drive and they left the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered but the males have not been identified.
The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to urge the public to please not take criminal matters into your own hands. If you see a crime in progress, please call 911 and wait for police personnel to arrive on scene. It is best to be a good witness, call the police and remember as much descriptive information as possible about the suspects, but allow officers to handle any dealings with criminals. Please do not place yourself in harm’s way for property. We understand the frustrations that come with being burglarized or victimized, but we want to stress that your life is far more valuable than any possessions.
There is a significant danger in personally confronting criminals, their actions can be unpredictable and violent. Criminals are known to carry weapons or tools they use to commit crimes; either of which can be used against someone who interrupts their crime and can cause serious bodily harm or even death.
Property can be replaced, your life cannot.