Date: 10/13/2019 11:01 pm
Incident: Officer Involved Shooting
Case Number: 1910130108
At approximately 11:01 pm Corpus Christi Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Brentwood for a disturbance. The original call came in from a family member who was at a secondary location. Call notes provided that a male was armed with a baseball bat and the homeowner who was at the location did not feel safe.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a 22-year-old male who was in the street, armed with a baseball bat. Officers attempted to gain compliance from the male who was not following commands.
On four separate occasions during the incident officers attempted less than lethal force, by use of their tasers, which were all ineffective.
The 22-year-old male continued to be aggressive and threatening with the baseball bat, at which point one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the male.
Officers administered life saving measures on scene until medics arrived. The 22-year-old male was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline where he later succumb from his injuries.
This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigation Division. Several witnesses are being interviewed at this time.
Four Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with department practice and policy.
If you have any information about this incident, please call Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 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 http://www.888tips.com.
The Corpus Christi Police Department would like to remind drivers that if an emergency vehicle is approaching them with the emergency lights activated, they should do the following:
- Yield the right of way.
- Immediately drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the RIGHT-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection; and
- Stop and remain standing until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed.
It is important to pull to the RIGHT side of the roadway as an emergency vehicle approaches. This is the safest area for you and this will allow an emergency vehicle to proceed safely.
Transportation Code 545.156 VEHICLE APPROACHED BY AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
Crime of the Week
Case # 1909270011
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 September 27, 2019 at approximately 4:48 am Officers responded to the 5300 block of Leopard for a shooting just occurred. When officers arrived, they located 34-year-old Sophia Lott, deceased. A witness told Investigators that several shots were fired into the hotel room’s front window. Homicide Investigators need your help to locate the individual responsible for the Murder.
Investigators have obtained video surveillance from the shooting and are seeking assistance from the public to identify the person responsible.
If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this murder, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at 888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep your identity secret and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you up to $2,500 dollars in cash.
Corpus Christi Police Officers are asking for your help to locate 40-year-old Jose Morales who has 7 active Nueces County Warrants. Morales has one felony warrant for Illegal Use of Credit Card, five felony warrants for Burglary of Building and one misdemeanor warrant for Burglary of Vehicle; all totaling $96,000 in bond amounts. Morales also has five outstanding Municipal Court Warrants.
Morales is described as a 40-year-old male, who stands 5’09”, weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
If you see Jose Morales, please call the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886-2600 or Crime Stoppers at (361) 888-TIPS (8477). You may also submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward up to $2,500.
Date: Saturday, October 05, 2019 2:07 am
Location: 4000 IH 69 Access Road
Offense: Driving While Intoxicated (Class B)
Case Number: 1910050014
On Saturday, October 05, 2019 at approximately 2:00 am, Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of IH 69 access road in reference to a male asleep in a vehicle at a drive through.
Prior to officers arriving on scene, a witness had already woken the driver and had him move his vehicle to a parking space.
During the investigation, officers believed that the driver, 51-year-old Donnie Mersing, was intoxicated and he was placed in custody.
Mersing was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Class B) and later transported to the City Detention Center where he was processed.
Mersing is a 24-year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department.
Mersing has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. The administrative leave is in accordance with current department practice and policy.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.
Corpus Christi City Police Impound Auction
5485 Greenwood Drive Corpus Christi TX 78417
Every 1st Saturday of the Month, rain or shine, AMT Auction Marketing will be conducting the abandoned vehicle auction for the City of Corpus Christi Police Impound
This auction may consist of police impounded autos, trucks, SUV’s, RVs. trailers, motorcycles, boats and personal property
**Inventory is subject to change as releases happen during the month prior to the auction**
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 am
Viewing and Pre-Registration: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Viewing and Pre-Registration: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
AUCTION STARTS at 10:00 am
Early Registration is highly recommended.
We open at 8:00 am for Registration on Auction Day.
The Corpus Christi Police Department investigated a homicide that occurred on September 27, 2019 on the 5300 block of Leopard. Initial information led us to believe that Delfino Chavira was the suspect involved in the death of 34-year-old Sophia Lott.
Homicide Detectives diligently continued the investigation into the Homicide and have discovered new evidence linking a different suspect. As a result of the newly uncovered evidence, the charges against Delfino Chavira were dismissed and Chavira was released accordingly.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detective Loraine Mathews at (361) 886-2883. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.
For additional information on the murder, see the original blotter post:
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:12 AM
Location: 7000 block of Smokewood Drive
Offense: Burglary of a Habitation
Case Number: 1909240048
Corpus Christi Detectives would like help from the public to identify four suspects who burglarized a residence located on the 7000 block of Smokewood Drive.
The victim advised that she arrived home at approximately 1:06 pm to find the front door to her residence unsecured with the frame damaged. Video surveillance showed that at approximately 10:12 AM a black in color KIA SUV, with the license plate partially covered, reversing into the driveway. While the driver remained in the driver’s seat, three offenders exited the vehicle and were seen running up to the residence before forcing the front door open with bodily force. The offenders were seen exiting the residence with various items in their hands placing them in the vehicle, returning inside the residence a second time and were seen exiting with additional stolen property. The offenders then enter the vehicle and were last seen traveling southbound toward Cedar Pass.
All three subjects who entered the home attempted to cover their faces with some type of clothing but there were instances where their faces were partially seen on camera. All three males appear to be between 18-25 years of age, approximately 5’07” – 5’09”. The fourth offender who was driving the Black KIA SUV did not appear on camera.
The victim noted that nearly $7,000 worth of personal property was stolen.
If you know who is responsible, or have any additional information about this Burglary, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com.
Nueces County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to locate 57-year-old Enemenicio Lopez who has an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon ($50,000 Bond).
Lopez is described as a 57-year-old male who stands 5′ 09”, weighs approximately 230 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
If you know how to locate Lopez, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at http://www.888tips.com, it can earn you a cash reward. The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward. You may also contact the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office at 887-2239 or 887-2219 after 5:00 pm.
Date: 09/29/2019 8:19 PM
Location: 4100 block of Leopard
Offense: Injury to a Child/Assault-FV
Case Number: 1909290095
Corpus Christi Police responded to a fast food restaurant located on the 4100 block of Leopard, for a report of an infant who had sustained injuries.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 1-month-old infant had fallen to the ground and was unconscious. Through speaking with both parties along with several witnesses, officers determined that the couple was involved in an argument while the victim was holding their 1-month-old infant. Witnesses advised that the victim was attempting to leave the scene with the infant when the offender began chasing the victim and was observed striking him several times. At one point while swinging at the victim, the offender hit their baby that was being carried by the victim, resulting in the infant falling on the concrete ground.
Corpus Christi Police Officers arrested the Offender, 19-year-old Kiara Carreathers, she was subsequently charged with Injury to a Child and Assault Family Violence.
The infant was escorted by the Father to Driscoll Children’s Hospital for follow-up care.