HOMICIDE OFFENDER ARRESTED

Date: Sunday, December 20th
Time: 3:46 am
Location: 600 Shoreline Boulevard
Offense: Murder
Case Number: 2012200019

On Sunday, December 20th, at approximately 3:46 am officers were dispatched to 600 Shoreline for a shooting victim that had been transported to the hospital.

When the officers arrived, they contacted all the males that were in the vehicle and found that the front passenger, a 23-year-old male, had been shot. Detectives with the Homicide Section responded to the scene to begin their investigation.

During the investigation the detectives determined that the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Robert Benavides, was the offender. He was placed into custody and charged with Murder with a $500,000.00 bond.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information related to this Homicide, you are asked to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2840. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477). Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.