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27-year-old man in custody after overnight hostage situation

Christian Rodriguez
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Posted at 1:47 AM, Jun 24, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 27-year-old Christian Rodriguez is facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct charges in connection with an incident earlier this morning at a standoff at John Lee Street and Jacquelyn Drive.

Investigators say it started with a shots fired call early this morning.

When officers arrived, they learned a suspect was inside the house with a 7-month-old baby.

Police say the man got into a fight with a 24-year-old woman and when she left the house, the suspect fired a gun at her.

She was able to get away and was not hurt.

Officers were not able to get in touch with the man inside the house, so the SWAT team and hostage negotiators were called.

When they weren't able to speak to the suspect, they went into the home, where they found the baby safe and the suspect passed out.

Rodriguez was taken into custody and is currently being held at Nueces County Jail under bonds totaling $60,000.