MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

Date:  Monday, March 28, 2022 5:35 am
Offense: Homicide
Location: 7500 block of South Staples
Case Number: 2203280019

At approximately 5:35 am on Monday, March 28, 2022 officers were dispatched to the 7500 block of S Staples reference a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on scene who was not responsive, he was later pronounced deceased.  

During the preliminary investigation, homicide investigators learned that a verbal disturbance between two patrons of the store escalated to a shooting.  While the shooting occurred inside of the store, no other injuries were reported.  The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers arriving.  

Investigators and officers have worked diligently to identify and locate this offender.  At approximately 12:45 pm, officers were able to locate the whereabouts of the offender.  Officers effected a traffic stop on the 4800 block of S Padre Island Drive and were able to take him into custody without incident.  The identity of the offender will be released after he is processed. 

If you have any information about this crime, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.   The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.