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CCPD announce man arrested in recent homicide case

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 16:31:27-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Corpus Christi police have announced they have arrested a man in connection with the city's latest homicide investigation.

On Sunday around 4:22 a.m., Corpus Christi police officers were dispatched to the area of 500 N. Shoreline in reference to two suspicious persons in the area. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a 53-year-old deceased male, identified as Emilio Flores.

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Through their investigation and with the help of tips from the public; Detectives identified a suspect.

A murder warrant for 18-year-old Victor Padilla was issued. Padilla was arrested on 04, 2019 by Corpus Christi Police Officers and was later transported to the Nueces County Jail.

Padilla's bond was set $500,000 Bond.

Investigators still want to speak to a person of interest in the case. If you know the whereabouts of Tommy Highfill, please call Detective Julio Ramos at (361) 886-2892.

This is still an active investigation, and if anyone has any additional information, they are urged to contact Homicide Detectives at (361) 886-2840.

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous, and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you