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Man wrongly arrested in Valley Motel shooting released

Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 13:17:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —

Corpus Christi police have released a man who was wrongly arrested in connection with the Valley Motel shooting last week.

The Corpus Christi police blotter reported that after newly uncovered evidence, Delfino Chavira was released from jail on Wednesday.

Initial information led police into believing that Chavira was the suspect involved in the death of 34-year-old Sophia Lott in a shooting at the motel in the 5300 block of Leopard Street.

According to the initial police report, the shooter apparently fired several shots from outside of the room to kill Lott.

The investigation into finding Lott's killer is active and continuing. If anyone has additional information into the case, they are asked to contact Homicide Detective Loraine Mathews at (361) 886-2883,

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.cctexas.com/crimestoppers .

Information provided to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.