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Capital murder charge against man in Rojo Street murder dismissed

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2022-02-16 15:40:49-05

UPDATE (2/16/2022):

On Wednesday, George Henderson's capital murder charge was dismissed, according to court records. He is set to take a plea deal next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.


Corpus Christi police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the Nov. 14 shooting death of Matthew Rio in the 3400 block of Rojo Street.

Detectives were able to identify and obtain an arrest warrant for a suspect, who has been identified as George Malik Henderson.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force (Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force) located and transported Henderson to the Corpus Christi Police Department on Friday to be interviewed by detectives. He was later transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

Henderson remains in jail in lieu of a $1 million bond after he was booked on one warrant for capital murder.

Police were called to Arlington Dr., near Rojo St., in reference to a shooting at around 10 p.m. When officers arrived, Rios was found dead.

"Basic information on that is that two groups of people met up," said CCPD Senior Officer Travis Pace said last week. "At this point, I don’t have a specific reason why they met up. . . . That particular one escalated into basically into a violent act, which led to the death of this individual."

If you know any information that could help detectives, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477) or the CCPD at 361-886-2840.