All posts by Senior Officer Gena Pena

STUDENT FOUND WITH WEAPON ON CAMPUS

At approximately 9:15 am on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, an off-duty Corpus Christi Police Department Officer was working at a school campus located on the 1100 block of Villarreal. 

The off-duty CCPD Officer called in for assistance advising that a 4-year-old student was in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.  The CCPD Officer immediately took possession of and secured the weapon. 

Additional officers responded to the school to assist with the investigation.  Investigators arrived at the residence of the student and were able to identify the owners of the handgun, which were identified as the parents of the child.

30-year-old Paul Torres was arrested and charged with Making a Firearm Accessible to Children and was additionally charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child.

The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to remind all our citizens to ensure that firearms are safely stored.  We recommend that all guns are unloaded, trigger locked, and in a locked gun safe, or pistol box with the ammunition locked away separately.  Keys for the guns and ammunition should be located out of reach of children, away from the weapons and ammunition.  Check frequently to make sure the items are stored properly and remain secure. 

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

At approximately 6:55 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 4600 block of Dodd for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 38-year-old shooting victim who was deceased on scene.  

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives followed up on several leads and were able to secure an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Trevor Lang for Murder ($250,000 Bond).  An additional warrant for Tampering with Physical Evidence ($50,000 Bond) was also secured. 

US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force followed up on a Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Tip, which led them to the whereabouts of Lang. 

At approximately 5:15 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022, Officers with the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, along with Texas DPS, Brazoria County Major Offenders, Galveston County Task Force and Galveston Police Department, located and took Lang into custody without incident at a residence in Clute, Texas.  

Lang was transported to the Brazoria County Jail for processing.  Lang is awaiting extradition to Nueces County. 

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK

Investigators want your help to discover any new information that will help catch a murder suspect, with this Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

On August 17, 2010 Henry Lozano was at the intersection of Slough/Rodd Field when he was shot and killed. A witness believes the vehicle was a small white car possibly a Chevrolet Corsica, with a male driver. We want to provide his family some closure, we know there is someone out there that has information about this crime.

Today is 12th anniversary of this murder and we have not forgotten about Henry. We hope that this will bring in some new leads.

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

SHOOTING VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES

The victim from the shooting on August 8, 2022, that occurred on the 5400 block of South Padre Island Drive, has succumbed to his injuries. 

The victim who had been treated and released from a local hospital, later experienced complications from those injuries.  The 34-year-old male went to a hospital outside of city limits for treatment, where he passed away.

Charges for the Offender are expected to be upgraded.

For additional information on the shooting, please see:

UPDATE ON SERIES OF EVENTS FROM 08/08/22 | CCPD Blotter

UPDATE ON SERIES OF EVENTS | CCPD Blotter

FLOODING IN AREAS

Due to expected rainfall, please watch out for flooding.  The following areas currently experiencing flooding.  

Streets on the west end of North Beach

Buford at Santa Fe

Park at Tancahua

600 block of IH 37 SB

Antelope at Culberson 

SPID at Everhart 

SPID at Airline

Area of Ennis Joslin from Holly to Wooldridge 

Airline at McArdle

Staples at Everhart 

Rodd Field at Lakeview 

Everhart at McArdle

Oso Creek is currently 10 feet below the bridge 

8400 block of Holly at Wetlands Preserve

Please drive safely.  

ARREST MADE IN CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

UPDATE ON SERIES OF EVENTS FROM 08/08/22

In reference to yesterday’s series of events.  We are able to confirm that all three incidents were connected to the same suspect, 42-year-old, Anthony Carrington. 

Anthony Carrington

Carrington was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon in relation to the shooting on the 1600 block of Elizabeth. 

Carrington was charged with Aggravated Robbery in relation to the Bank Robbery on the 5100 block of SPID. 

Carrington was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in relation to the shooting on the 5400 block of SPID. 

Carrington is being held at the Nueces County Jail on a total of $250,000 bond. 

For additional information on the events, please see:
UPDATE ON SERIES OF EVENTS | CCPD Blotter

CITY’S LATEST HOMICIDE

Update: Update: 30-year-old Julian Lopez has been arrested and charged with Murder.

At approximately 8:28 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Ayers Street reference a shooting.  

When officers arrived, they located an adult male who had been shot.  Responding officers administered life savings measures on scene until medic units arrived, at which point the male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.   

Through their investigation, Homicide Detectives and Officers followed up on several leads, which allowed them to identify and locate the whereabouts of the suspect. 

At approximately 11:37 am, Officers took the suspect into custody.

The suspect will be transported to the main police station to be interviewed, before being transported to the City Detention Center for processing.  His identity will be released after he is processed.  

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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.

Julian Lopez

UPDATE ON SERIES OF EVENTS

We are providing updates to the series of events that occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 3:06 pm officers were dispatched to a shooting at Elizabeth and Brownlee.  Updates provided that the shooting took place at a residence on the 1600 block of Elizabeth.  The victim then ran to a nearby store for help.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 39-year-old male who had been shot.  He was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

At approximately 3:34 PM Officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of South Padre Island Drive, reference a possible shooting at a business.  Officers quickly arrived and determined it was not an active shooter.

Preliminary information is that an employee arrived at a business and was involved in a disturbance with another employee. It quickly escalated and the suspect shot the victim and fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

We can confirm that this was an isolated incident between two parties, known to each other.  

At approximately 3:41 pm officers were dispatched to 5100 block of SPID for a bank robbery.  Updates to the call provided that a male entered the business, displayed a weapon and demanded money from the teller.  The suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

A CCPD Officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect from the shooting on the 5400 block of SPID.  The vehicle was observed in the area of N. Staples and Leopard.  The officer effected a traffic stop and the suspect was taken into custody at approximately 4:21 PM.

We had three separate incidents that occurred within a short time frame.  They are all being investigated independently with the possibility that they may be related to the same suspect.  We will not be able to confirm anything further until all the investigations have been completed.    

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded accordingly and meticulously with the details they were initially provided for all calls.  We want to thank all of our officers for their prompt and professional response.  

These are still active and ongoing investigations.  If you have any information pertaining to these incidents, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division 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 https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=

UPDATE ON SHOOTING

Update: The offender was taken into custody at 4:21 pm. There is no active threat to the public. Officers are still actively working at the original scene, please avoid the area if possible.


NO ACTIVE SHOOTER

At approximately 3:34 PM Officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of South Padre Island Drive, reference a possible shooting at a business.

Corpus Christi Police Officers responded accordingly and meticulously with the details they were initially provided with.

We can confirm that this was an isolated incident between two parties, known to each other.

The suspect did leave the scene, but he has been identified and officers are in the process of searching for him.

We are asking the public to avoid the area to allow officers to properly investigate the scene.