Date: Monday, September 09, 2019 03:32 A.M.
Location: 1800 block of Sherman
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 1909090014

On September 09, 2019 at approximately 3:32 AM officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Sherman for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers made contact with 36-year-old Jason Herrera, who has sustained life-threatening injuries. Jason Herrera was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline where he later succumb from his injuries.

Through their investigation and with the help of tips from the public; Detectives identified a suspect and obtained a Murder Warrant for 38-year-old Gerardo Cortez. Gerardo Cortez was arrested on November 21, 2019 by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail on the Murder Warrant ($500,000 Bond). Gerardo was also arrested for three separate outstanding warrants from a prior offense for Burglary of Habitation Warrant ($100,000), Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity ($100,00) and Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon ($75,000). Gerardo Cortez was additionally charged with Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit for a separate incident.

Corpus Christi Police Detectives need your help identifying this vehicle and the owner or driver of this vehicle in these still images. The vehicle was observed in immediate the area of the residence right before the shooting took place. Detectives believe that they may have information about the homicide and need to speak to them.





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 Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

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