On Monday April 11, 2022, at 7:45 am officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of South Port in reference to a shooting.
When the officers arrived, they found a 46-year-old victim in the apartment with a gunshot wound and immediately began CPR until Corpus Christi Fire Department paramedics arrived. The victim was transported by CCFD to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Robbery Homicide Section responded and quickly began to investigate. During the investigation the detectives were able to identify the offender as 30-year-old Manuel Fernandez III. The detectives were able to secure a warrant of arrest for Capital Murder with a $950,000.00 Bond.
On Tuesday April 12, 2022, at 11:51 am officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Port in reference to a disturbance between a male and a female. When the officers arrived, they contacted Manuel Fernandez III and placed him into custody for the outstanding warrant of arrest.
Manuel Fernandez was transported to the City Detention Center for booking on the charge of Capital Murder.