At approximately 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022, officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Gang Unit, US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety located and arrested Murder suspect 43-year-old Nicholas Alaniz.  

Alaniz was located at a residence on the 2900 block of David Street.  

Alaniz was being sought on an outstanding Murder Warrant ($1,000,000 bond).  While officers were attempting to effect the arrest, Alaniz actively resisted officers in an effort to prevent his arrest and attempted to disarm a CCPD officer.  Alaniz was also found to be in possession of black tar heroin and needles used to inject narcotics.  Alaniz was also found to be in custody and control of a loaded handgun at the time of the arrest, which was later found to have the serial number filed off.  

The murder warrant relates to an incident which occurred on January 14, 2022 at approximately 6:46 am, when officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Lee Street near the intersection of Campbell Street for a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old man who was pronounced deceased on scene. 

After his arrest, Alaniz was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division to speak with Investigators.  Alaniz was then transported to a local hospital by request, to be treated for an old injury.  

Upon his discharge from the hospital, Alaniz was transported to the City Detention Center for processing at approximately 10:20 pm. 

Alaniz was booked in on the following charges: Warrant of Arrest-Murder, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Take Weapon from an Officer, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Tamper w/ID Numbers from Personal Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG-1, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

If you have any information about this murder, please call Corpus Christi Police Robbery & Homicide Detectives 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

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