At approximately 4:21 am on Friday, September 2, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Kostoryz for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male deceased on scene.

The preliminary information revealed that the suspect, who was described as a 23-year-old male, came into the business with a weapon in an attempt to commit a robbery.  An employee of the business fired a weapon, striking the suspect, who succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to identify an accomplice in the attempted robbery.  Detectives were able to secure an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Justin Perez for Capital Murder ($400,000 Bond).  An additional warrant for Aggravated Robbery($75,000 Bond) was also secured. 

At approximately 7:30 pm on Friday, September 2, 2022, Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, along with Officers assigned to our Gang Unit and K-9 Unit located and took Perez into custody on the 6600 block of Everhart Rd, without incident.  

Perez was transported to the main station to be interviewed and 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