VESTAL STREET HOMICIDE

This is an update in regards to the incident that occurred on the 4500 block of Vestal on Sunday, February 14, 2021.  

A 95-year-old female was transported to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. A 65-year-old female was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

33-year-old Jonathan Avery was arrested and charged with Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Avery was arrested on scene and transported to the main station to be interviewed by Detectives.  Avery was later transported to the City Detention Center to be processed.   

We can confirm that this was not a random act of violence and the parties involved were known to each other.  

This is still an active investigation and no other details are expected to be released at the moment.  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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=

For additional information: VESTAL STABBING | CCPD Blotter