At approximately 10:40 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Lawton reference a call for an unknown man down.  When officers arrived, they located a 27-year-old male who showed to have severe trauma.  Responding officers administered life savings measures on scene until medic units arrived, at which point they pronounced the male deceased. The unattended death was found to be a homicide.

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to identify and secure an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Jerry Griffin for Murder ($500,000 Bond). 

Homicide Investigators along with officers from our Crime Reduction Unit were able to track down the whereabouts of Griffin.  Members of our SWAT Unit were called in to assist.

Today, at approximately 5:45 pm Officers from our SWAT Unit were able to locate the male hiding at a residence on the 2800 block of Lawton. 

Griffin was transported to the main station to be interviewed by Investigators.  Griffin was later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

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