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2 officers placed on leave following officer-involved shooting last night

Posted at 4:35 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 17:42:53-04

According to senior officer Travis Pace of the Corpus Christi Police Department, 2 police officers that were involved in an officer-involved shooting last night have been placed on administrative leave today.

The move is per department policy.

The shooting took place around 11:04 pm last night and was followed by a manhunt, that ended with officers arresting three teens.

According to Lt. Michael Pena with the Corpus Christi Police Department, officers went to Cuiper Park to check out suspicious subjects in the area.  When the officers attempted to make contact with one of the subjects at Cuiper Street and Spring Street, one of the individuals began walking down spring.

One of the officers tried to make contact with that person but he began firing a gun at the officer. Several shots were fired missing the officer but striking the officer’s car.  Another policeman who was also at the intersection of Cuiper Street and Spring Street returned fire at the shooter who then ran away.

Police detained the other two minors and began a search of the neighborhoods for the shooter.  The officers blocked parts of Ramsey Street while they investigated.  About an hour and half later, the suspect was apprehended.  Lt. Pena says the suspect was not struck by bullets.

Lt. Pena says all three suspects including the shooter are juveniles.  No word on what led to the shooting. The shooting suspect is facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and possibly other charges.

Police went door to door for a safety check on residents in the neighborhood. At this time, no one has reported any injuries or damage.

This is a developing story.