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Man shot by CCPD officer released from hospital, arrested

Posted at 1:18 PM, Nov 19, 2019

The 24-year old man shot by a Corpus Christi police officer in September after allegedly swinging a pipe at him has been arrested and released from the Nueces Co. Jail.

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Senior Officer Williams Hobbs still is on leave after shooting a 24-year-old man with a pipe in September.

Corpus Christi Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Michael Pena said Justin Garcia was released from the hospital on Friday and booked into the City Detention Center, where he was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

According to the Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Garcia's bond was set at $30,000. He bonded out of jail Monday.

Garcia had been in the hospital since Sept. 10 when police say he confronted Sr. Officer William Hobbs with a pipe on the 4500 block of Weber Road.

Hobbs responded to a call near the intersection of Weber and Gollihar roads, where Garcia reportedly was in the road, swinging a metal pipe at traffic.

Hobbs said he fired his weapon at the man because he was swinging a pipe at him.

Hobbs was placed on administrative leave after the incident.

Sr. Officer Gena Pena said Hobbs has returned to full duty and has been assigned an office job pending investigation into the incident.