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CCPD officers involved in shooting, identified

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 18:49:46-04


Two Corpus Christi police officers, who were placed on leave following an officer-involved shooting Friday night, have been identified.

The shooting took place around 11:04 p.m. Friday at Cuiper Park.


According to Lt. Michael Pena with the Corpus Christi Police Department, officers went to the park to check out suspicious people in the area. When the officers attempted to make contact with one of the subjects at Cuiper Street and Spring Street, one of the individuals began walking down Spring Street.

Police say as one of the officers tried to make contact with that person but he began firing a gun at the officer. Several shots were fired and a Corpus Christi police vehicle was struck.

In a news release issued Monday, a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. A 15-year-old male was charged with Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 2-A.  Also, a 17-year-old male was released on scene.

The statement added two Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with current department practice and policy.

Officer Michael Love has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department since July 2017.

Ofc. Michael Love
Ofc. Michael Love


Officer John Garza has been a police officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department since December 2015.

Ofc. John Garza
Ofc. John Garza


Police went door to door for a safety check on residents in the neighborhood. At this time, no one has reported any injuries or damage.