Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:03 pm
Offense: Homicide
Location: 2500 block of Koepke
Case Number: 2206090046

At approximately 12:03 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022 officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Koepke reference a possible accident. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 64-year-old male with critical injuries, the male was later pronounced deceased.  During the preliminary investigation, homicide investigators learned that an altercation escalated to an assault, leaving the male unresponsive.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle prior to officers arriving. 

Investigators and officers have worked diligently to identify and locate the offenders.  On June 10, 2022 Investigators with our Homicide/Robbery Unit secured three murder warrants for 18-year-old Romeo Salinas, 17-year-old Aaron Moreno and 19-year-old Santiago Paz. 

At approximately 1:35 am on June 11, 2022, officers with our Gang Unit were able to locate the whereabouts of the Salinas.  Salinas was taken into custody without incident and later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.  Moreno and Paz were served in the Nueces County Jail, as they were being held on unrelated charges.   

Each were booked on a separate Murder Warrant ($500,000 bond), all three are being held at the Nueces County Jail.

If you have any information about this crime, you can contact detectives at 361-886-2840.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (361)888-TIPS (8477) or submit the information online at   The information you provide to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.