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Man killed in Corpus Christi officer-involved shooting

Resident pursued suspect after attempted break-in
Officer Involved Shooting
Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 19:39:40-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police said a 32-year-old man has died in an officer-involved shooting.

The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man as Philip Sanders.

Police said it started around 3 a.m. Tuesday when officers received a call about someone breaking into cars on Quetzal Street in Flour Bluff.

When officers arrived, they said the man ran off and started shooting at the police.

Two officers returned fire, hitting the man. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Local resident Jeremy De Los Santos saw Sanders attempting to break-in to his wife's SUV on his security cameras, and pursued him but he ran away.

"He had told us that we needed to stop chasing him or he was going to consider us a threat," De Los Santos said.

One officer received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. City Manager Peter Zanoni says he was shot in the arm.

The two officers involved have been placed on paid administrative, in accordance with department practice and policy. The names of those involved have not been released.

A video obtained by KRIS 6 News, captures the audio of the shooting. The video was captured on a resident's security camera and has clear audio of the multiple shots fired during the incident.

Video captures sound of officer involved shooting on Quetzal St.