Corpus Christi, TX – A Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) officer was shot while responding to a disturbance Wednesday afternoon and the shooter remains at large.
The incident started at around 2:14 p.m. when officers were dispatched to a disturbance in progress at the Watercolor Apartments in the 5900 block of Weber Road, according to CCPD.
During the investigation, the suspect opened fire on officers, hitting one of the officers multiple times.
The suspect then fled the scene and is still on the run.
CCPD identified the wounded officer as Senior Officer Manuel Dominguez, a 20-year veteran of the department. He is in stable condition with major injuries.
The suspect has been identified by CCPD as Joshua Powell, a 20-year-old black male, 5’8″ tall, and 155 pounds.
Anybody who sees Powell is asked to call 911 immediately. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
WANTED: IN ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER— Ozzy Mora | News Anchor (@ozzy_mora) August 4, 2021
The suspect, Joshua Powell is to considered armed and dangerous.
Corpus Christi police says on August 4, officers were dispatched to a call on the 5900 block of Weber for a disturbance in progress.
The subject started shooting at the officers pic.twitter.com/TT4RaEwVAa
The Nueces County District Attorney’s office announced that at the time of the incident, they had been working on obtaining a warrant for Powell in an assault family violence case involving a pregnant woman, according to KRIS.
That assault warrant has now been issued, and the District Attorney’s office is in the process of obtaining a warrant for attempted capital murder.
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