OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

At approximately 3:07 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, officers were assisting a Nueces County Sheriff’s Office Unit who requested back-up assistance, noting that he was following a stolen vehicle in the area of SPID at Staples. Updates provided that the vehicle proceeded on to HWY 358, traveling eastbound.

Updates from NCSO Unit provided that the suspect vehicle took the Rodd Field exit, taking the turn around and was now driving westbound on SPID. A short time later, the NCSO Unit advised that the suspect crashed the vehicle on the 6100 block of SPID, advising that three suspects fled from the vehicle.

At that point Corpus Christi Police Department officers were arriving in the area and officers engaged in the foot pursuit.

One of our officers was shot by one of the suspects, the officer did return fire striking the suspect.

A 19-year-old suspect barricaded himself in a local business, officers were able to take him into custody after a short time.

A 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody by a NCSO Deputy.

There are no additional suspects. We can confirm that the vehicle did return as stolen and at least one handgun was recovered from the offender.

Both officer and suspect are being treated at local hospitals for their injuries. The officer did sustain serious injuries but is expected to recover.

The Corpus Christi Police Officers who were involved will be placed on paid administrative leave, in accordance with current department practice and policy.

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=.