Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:42 P.M.
Location: 200 Block of Juniper
Offense: Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer
Case Number: 2112230101
At approximately 8:42 pm on Thursday, December 23, 2021, officers were dispatched to a Burglary in Progress on the 200 block of Juniper Drive. Updates to the call provided that a homeowner notified officers that an intruder was inside the home.
Officers arrived on scene at approximately 8:49 PM and were provided a suspect description from the homeowner who was able to see the intruder inside the home via surveillance system.
Shortly after entry, officers were confronted by the suspect who produced what appeared to be rifle, forcing both officers to discharge their service weapons striking the suspect.
The officers retreated out of the home and were unsuccessful in gaining compliance from the suspect in exiting the home.
Officers from our SWAT and HNT Units were called out to assist.
SWAT and HNT arrived on scene and attempted negotiations with the suspect. After approximately two hours, officers exhausted all means of communication and their efforts were unsuccessful in gaining compliance from the suspect to exit the residence. SWAT officers eventually entered the residence at approximately 11:00 pm at which point officers located an adult female with injuries.
The suspect was provided immediate medical attention and transported to a local hospital.
We can confirm that the weapon produced by the suspect was located on scene.
The Corpus Christi Police Officers will be placed on paid administrative leave, in accordance with current department practice and policy.
We understand that an internet-based information site relayed inaccurate information to the public related to this incident. The information in this release, along with the statements provided to media outlets on scene is the only accurate information that has been released in relation to this incident. We urge our citizens to look to legitimate news outlets for information, as they are credible, and they ensure that the information they release has been verified.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, 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=.