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Teens released pending investigation in Bolivar Street shooting death

Posted at 4:56 AM, Feb 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 18:38:03-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE (5:23 p.m. Thursday) — The two juveniles arrested in the shooting have been released pending further investigation, said Corpus Christi Police Department Public Information Officer Gena Peña.

UPDATE (2/23/2022):

A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with this shooting, according to Corpus Christi Police Department officials.

A CCPD release Wednesday states contact was made with the underage suspect's parent, who told them where they could be found. They were taken into custody by Robstown Police Department officers and the US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, and remain in the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.

UPDATE (2/21/2022):

Corpus Christi Police Department officials said they have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the shooting.

CCPD Public Information Officer Travis Pace said the boy was taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center. He added that the shooter and the victim knew each other.


A teenager is dead after a midnight shooting on Bolivar Street.

According to responding officers, police got a call in at about 12:39 a.m. Saturday morning. They were dispatched to the 2200 Block of Bolivar St., where they found a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds on the road.

Corpus Christi police officers gave the victim first aide until an ambulance arrived, according to Senior Officer Travis Pace. After the ambulance took the 17-year-old to a local hospital, he died from his wounds.

"A disturbance occured on the street, which escalated into a shooting," Pace said. "Detectives are investigating, as well as the officers, and they're trying to find a suspect, the motive, any other information that we can get out and try and get this individual into custody."

There are no details about the suspect at this hour. Police say this is an active investigation. They ask for anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 888-TIPS (8477).