As is our practice we are releasing the information for the officer who was involved in the shooting on December 31, 2021.

One Corpus Christi Police Officer discharged his weapon during that critical incident and has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is in accordance with our current department practice and policy.

Officer John Tijerina has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department since July of 2019.

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

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