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Officers names released in Cuiper street shooting

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 15:55:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Police Department has identified the four officers who were involved in Sunday night's shooting that left a 22-year-old man dead.

Officer Phillip Peterson, a four-year veteran, is identified as the only one who fired his weapon.

The other officers are Antonio Contreras, Zakquery Rodgers and Jimmy Leal.

Contreras is a three-year veteran, Rodgers and Leal have been with the department for one year. All four are on administrative leave.

They were responding to a disturbance call when they found 22-year-old Emilio Mojica.

He was carrying a baseball bat and, according to the officers, was acting aggressively.

Mojica refused to drop the bat, even after he was tasered. That's when fired several shots.