CCPD: Suspected burglar shot, killed by North Beach homeowner

Posted at 4:03 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 07:29:52-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police say a suspected burglar was shot and killed by a homeowner in North Beach early Monday morning.

The shooting happened sometime around midnight at the 700 block of Snug Harbor Drive.

Officers say evidence shows the suspected burglar did make entry into the home, was shot by the homeowner, then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

The possible suspect was later found at the Travel Inn on Surfside Boulevard, several blocks away from the home.

Police say preliminary evidence shows the possible suspect appears to have died from a gunshot wound.

Investigators are currently looking into the possibility that other suspects may have been involved in the possible burglary.

CCPD Captain William Broyles called the incident "unfortunate" and gave these tips to homeowners to stay safe.

"I would like to point out neighborhood watches, have your neighbors be vigilant, cameras if you got them, ring doorbells are great, great things to put on your door, even the ring app as far as sending videos to the police department when you have crimes such as these. But keeping, real strict vigilance on your neighborhood and who's coming in and out of it is the best way to deter crime, and that's what I want to stress. And hopefully we won't have any more of this," said CCPD Captain William Broyles.

At this point, it is not clear what charges, if any, the homeowner may be facing.

No one in the home was injured during the incident.