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CCPD update on officers struck by vehicle last night

Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 19:52:39-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Police Department has identified the officer killed and the officer injured in Friday night's traffic-stop accident.

Public Information Lt. Michael Pena identified Officer Alan McCollum as the colleague killed during the accident. McCollum was a seven-year veteran who joined the department in 2017. Officer Michael Love was injured in the accident and remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Chief Michael Markle, who gave a news conference Saturday afternoon, said the accident happened after a a vehicle was stopped for racing in the westbound late of State Hwy. 358 at approximately 9:43 p.m. on Friday night. An officer pulled over to initiate the stop, and two more officers pulled over to assist.

A fifth vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Brandon Portillo, who is believed to have been intoxicated, hit two officers.

Portillo was transported to the County Detention Center, where he was arrested, booked, and charged with intoxication manslaughter for McCollum's death, intoxication assault for the injuries Love received and driving without a license.

This is a developing story. Check KRIS 6 News here for updates.