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Man shoots himself after possible hostage situation

San Patricio sheriff says suspect in critical condition
One man remains hospitalized after apparently shooting himself
Hostage situation
Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 14:16:13-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE: 12:02 p.m. Friday - One man remains hospitalized after a lengthy standoff in Corpus Christi on Thursday.

It started with a vehicle pursuit in Live Oak County.

Investigators say the man was wanted in connection to a kidnapping case in Oklahoma.

Department of Public Safety troopers chased the vehicle to a Mexican restaurant on Agnes and Baldwin. That's where they disabled the man's vehicle with tire spikes.

The suspect ran inside the restaurant with an infant, sparking the standoff.

"CCPD was able to get out their SWAT team and their hostage negotiating team to try to reason with the individual," interim Corpus Christi Police Chief David Blackmon said. "Unfortunately, before that could come to a peaceful resolution the offender shot himself. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition."

The suspect has not been identified yet.

According to San Patricio Sheriff Oscar Rivera, the suspect is listed in critical condition this afternoon.

The child was unharmed in the incident.

And KRIS 6 News has learned the child's mother was in the vehicle, but she managed to escape after police disabled the vehicle.

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UPDATE: 9:05 p.m. - Corpus Christi police tell us a man wanted in a kidnapping out of Oklahoma was spotted in Live Oak County.

A pursuit ensued ending at that restaurant at Agnes and Baldwin Blvd.

The man ran into the restaurant with an infant child and a standoff with CCPD SWAT began.

It ended around 8:30 P.M. when the man shot himself.

He was rushed to Christus Spohn Shoreline in serious condition.

His medical condition is not known at this time.

The child is safe tonight.

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Corpus Christi police were called to the city's northwest side for hostage situation.

It began to unfold around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a restaurant on the corner of Baldwin and Agnes.

SWAT officers were called out to the scene to take charge of the situation.