Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:17 A.M.
Location: 900 block of Quetzal Street
Offense: Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer
Case Number: 2106290012
At approximately 3:00 am on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 9500 block of Blue Jay for a suspect who was burglarizing vehicles in the neighborhood. At approximately 3:17 am, a separate caller advised that a male was in their yard, looking into their residence on the 900 block of Quetzal Street.
Officers arrived in the area and observed a male matching the description provided by the reporting parties. The suspect immediately attempted to flee from officers. Officers pursued the suspect who quickly turned and discharged a handgun several times at officers, striking a Corpus Christi Police Officer once. The officers returned fire, striking the male.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The officer was also transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time, in accordance with current department practice and policy.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. 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=.