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Shooting at 5300 Old Brownsville Rd. left several people injured.

Date: Thursday September 8, 2022 1:19 PM
Location: 5300 Old Brownsville Rd.
Incident: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 22009080062

At 1:19 PM Corpus Christi Police Officers were dispatched to the 5300 Block of Old Brownsville Rd. in reference to a shooting with multiple subjects injured. The officers arrived and observed several adult males in the parking lot with apparent gunshot injuries. Three adult males were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Detectives, Forensic services and officers from other agencies arrived and began their investigation. Witnesses were transported to the main station for questioning. This does not appear to be a random act of violence and no suspects have been identified at this time.

If you have any information about this aggravated assault, please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.  

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

CAPITAL MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

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

MISSING ELDERLY


Update 11:38 pm – Mr. Murillo has been located safely.

Corpus Christi Police would like help from the public to locate a missing, elderly person.

Ricardo Murillo was reported missing on Friday, September 2, 2022. Mr. Murillo lives with a mental disability and may be in need of medical assistance.

Mr. Murillo was last seen near the area of Weber near Saratoga at approximately 7:00 pm, and is most likely on foot. Mr. Murillo is described as a 64-year-old male, who stands 5’08”, weighs approximately 189 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. Murillo was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with gray pants. Mr. Murillo has a noticeable limp and has been know to walk long distances, so he may be in a different area of town. Mr. Murillo is not familiar with the Corpus Christi area but has been known to frequent gas stations or well lit areas.

If you have any information or see Mr. Murillo, please call Corpus Christi Police Department directly by calling 911 or (361) 886-2600.

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. 

Detectives Need your help identifying this vehicle of Interest

Date: Monday, August 29, 2022 7:01 AM
Location: 4200 block of Nicholson
Incident: Murder Case Number: 22008290027

On Monday, August 29, 2022 7:01 AM officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Nicholson.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male deceased at a residence. Homicide Investigators are out on scene working to identify what occurred.

It is still very early in the homicide investigation and we do not have any additional information to release at this time.

Detectives need you help identifying this vehicle of interest. It appears to be a small blue 4-door hatchback.

If you have any information about this vehicle or the occupant(s), please call our Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.  

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-TIPS or submit the information online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.

LABOR DAY 2022

Labor Day 2022 is upon us, and the Corpus Christi Police Department would like all our community to have a safe & fun time.

If you are traveling to the Island, be aware that there will be congestion, be sure to be patient and we will work hard to move the traffic along.

There will be additional officers both on the Island and beach ensuring that everyone is safe.

-If you plan on drinking alcohol have a designated driver, use a ride share or taxicab.
-This weekend will be a DWI “No Refusal” weekend. Should you be arrested for DWI, and you refuse a blood draw a warrant will be issued for the blood work.
-The speed limit on the beach is 15 mph and all traffic laws apply on the beach.
-No glass containers are allowed on the beach.
-If you are traveling on the beach, be sure to purchase a beach parking permit.

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=.

Suspect arrested in the city’s latest homicide.

On Wednesday August 17, 2022, at 4:13 am officers were dispatched to 1800 Trey Way for an Unknown EMS call. When the officers arrived, they found a deceased male that had passed due to suspicious circumstances.  

Detectives with the robbery/homicide unit investigated and determined that the victim died of an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives were able to identify and obtain a warrant for suspect involved in the murder.

At approximately 12:45 pm officers were patrolling in the area of Poenisch and Alameda when they observed the suspect vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Richard Lee Dixon

The suspect, 43-year-old Richard Lee Dixon, was transported to the main station to be questioned by investigators. Dixon was then transported to the City Detention Center and processed for murder.

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.

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