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CCPD SWAT officers shot while serving warrant on Churchill

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A trio of Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT officers were shot while serving an arrest warrant at a home on Churchill Drive. A trio of Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT officers were shot while serving an arrest warrant at a home on Churchill Drive.
Sr. Police Officer Steven Ruebelmann (6-year veteran) received two gunshot wounds. One to his wrist and one to his hand. Sr. Police Officer Steven Ruebelmann (6-year veteran) received two gunshot wounds. One to his wrist and one to his hand.
Officer Steven Brown (2-year officer) received a superficial wound to his right calf and forearm. Officer Steven Brown (2-year officer) received a superficial wound to his right calf and forearm.
Ray Rosas, facing 3 charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer. Ray Rosas, facing 3 charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Officer Andrew Jordan (4-year veteran) received a gunshot wound to his upper leg and one to his forearm. Officer Andrew Jordan (4-year veteran) received a gunshot wound to his upper leg and one to his forearm.
CORPUS CHRISTI -

Three Corpus Christi Police Department SWAT officers were shot Thursday morning while they attempted to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house on the 3000 block of Churchill Street.

Police said the officers were trying to make entry to the home when someone started firing a gun at them.

Three officers were hit.

Senior Officer Steven Reubelmann, who has been with the department for six years, was shot twice in the wrist and hand.

Officer Andrew Jordan, a four-year veteran, was shot in the upper leg and forearm.

A bullet also grazed Officer Steven Brown's leg.

Reubelmann and Jordan were rushed in ambulances to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

They were still being treated Thursday afternoon but are expected to recover.

Brown was able to walk on his own into the ER, was treated and released a short time later.

CCPD initially detained three people immediately following the shooting, but have only charged one for the attack.

Forty-six-year-old Ray Rosas was identified as the man accused of shooting the officers. He's facing three counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

The neighborhood surrounding was shut down Thursday morning until early afternoon. 

Residents were told to stay inside and Travis Elementary was briefly put on lockdown.

District Attorney Mark Skurka arrived to the crime scene Thursday afternoon to look at evidence.

Police are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the initial warrant; they could levy more charges on other people inside the home depending on what they find.

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