Corpus Christi officer involved shooting victim dies
The Aransas Pass ISD student that caused campuses to be locked down Tuesday was shot and killed by Corpus Christi police after a hit-and-run crash near Crosstown Expressway and Trojan Drive, Aransas Pass police officials confirmed Wednesday.
Aransas Pass ISD campuses went into a three-hour lockdown at about 1 p.m. Tuesday while officers searched for the student that was seen with a gun on campus, police said. The student was being searched by officers when he fled the scene. Officers issued a “be on the lookout” warning to surrounding areas while searching for the student.
Corpus Christi officers responded to a major crash on Crosstown near Trojan Dr. The person who caused the crash, which is now known to be the Aransas Pass ISD suspect, fled the scene on foot. Eventually, officers located a person matching the suspect’s description. Police said the suspect fired shots at officers and officers fired back in defense, striking the man.
He was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Aransas Pass PD and Corpus Christi PD are working together on this investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477).