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Corpus Christi police looking for tips in city’s latest homicides

Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 16:17:22-05

Since the start of 2019, Corpus Christi police have investigated four separate shootings that left four people dead.

The latest homicide investigation took place Saturday night outside a convenience store located in the 4700 block of Ayers Street.

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On March 3, 2019, investigators say a verbal argument led to the shooting death of a 27-year-old man. The victim was identified as Joe Andrew Trevino from Austin, Texas.

Investigators released surveillance video of a possible suspect. As of Tuesday afternoon, the suspect is still on the loose.

The night before, Corpus Christi police were called out to a home located in the 2900 block of South Staples Street in reference to a gunshot victim.

CCPD: Shooting leaves 21-year-old female dead, man arrested

When police arrived, they found a 21-year-old woman with a gunshot wound. At the scene, an officer detained and arrested 26-year-old Julian Garcia.

Investigators with the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 21-year-old Gabrielle Prado.

Garcia was booked in the Nueces County Jail earlier Saturday morning and charged with murder.

CCPD releases new images connected to homicide investigation

On February 24, 2019, Corpus Christi police were called in reference to gunshots being discharged around Glen Arbor Park on Tanglewood.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they noticed multiple bullet casings, but no signs of a victim. Minutes later, police were told a gunshot victim was admitted to Christus Spohn South. He died a short time later.

The victim was identified as 20-year-old Parris Tipton. No arrests have been made in connection to this homicide.

On February 12, 2019, officers on the city’s north side were called out to 300 block of Baker Street for a report of a gunshot victim who crashed his truck.

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When police arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital but later pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 30-year-old Juanito Dunbar.

Officers were told Dunbar was shot by a family member. Jesus Alberto Gamez was later arrested and charged with murder. He currently is behind bars over in Nueces County Jail.

The latest homicides that happened recently still remain unsolved and Detectives with the Corpus Christi police department are asking the public for help.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).