Officer hospitalized, 3 suspects in custody after shooting in Corpus Christi, police say

Details on what led to the shooting are limited

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TexasUpdate:

An officer who was shot and hospitalized is expected to recover and three people are in custody, according to Corpus Christi police.

The incident happened at 3:07 p.m., Saturday when police said they were called to assist the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office in following a stolen vehicle heading eastbound on Highway358.

The suspects’ vehicle then exited at Rodd Field, took the turnaround and headed westbound on South Padre Island Drive. Eventually, the suspect crashed the vehicle in the 6100 block of South Padre Island Drive and three people fled on foot, according to police.

During the on-foot pursuit, one of the suspects pulled a gun and shot an officer, police said. The officer then returned fire and the suspect was also hit, according to CCPD.

Another suspect, a 19-year-old, was barricading himself inside of an area business, but police were able to take him into custody. Another suspect, a 16-year-old, was also arrested.

The vehicle the suspects were traveling in was confirmed stolen and police said they recovered at least one handgun.

Both the officer and the suspect are being treated at area hospitals.

“The officer did sustain serious injuries, but is expected to recover,” CCPD said in a release.

The officers who were involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave, as part of the department’s policy. The investigation continues.

Anyone with more information on the incident is urged to call the CCPD Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840.

Original:

An officer was shot and hospitalized and three suspects are in custody after a shooting in Corpus Christi, according to Corpus Christi Police Department.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 6100 block of South Padre Island Drive.

Details on what led to the shooting are limited, but police said an officer was shot during the gunfire exchange and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown.

A suspect was also shot and hospitalized for his injuries, according to CCPD. Two other suspects are in custody and police said there are no other arrests pending.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.


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