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Suspect identified in Calallen standoff

Luis Hernandez
Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 15:28:15-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We now know the name of the man responsible for firing several gunshots in public Sunday, creating terrifying moments for Calallen resident near a fast-food restaurant.

He's been identified as 27-year-old Luis Hernandez and he’s been charged with deadly conduct, discharging of a firearm within city limits, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

It happened Sunday afternoon around the Five Points area near a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Corpus Christi police first got a call for a suicide threat, which was later upgraded to a shots fired call.

Hernandez apparently fired several rounds before barricading himself in a car, which led to a standoff with police.

It took about 2 hours for police to de-escalate the situation and take the man into custody.