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UPDATE: Corpus Christi Police Department identifies four officers involved in shooting with man wielding baseball bat

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Corpus Christi Police Department

UPDATE: The Corpus Christi Police Department has identified the four officers involved in the shooting which took place October 13.

Officer Phillip Peterson, Officer Antonio Contreras, Officer Zakquery Rodgers, and Officer Jimmy Leal were the four officers who responded to a call of a disturbance that day which led to the officer involved shooting.







Sources at CCPD say Officer Peterson, who has been an officer with the department for four years, was the sole officer who discharged his service weapon during the incident.

The four officers have reportedly been placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy.

The investigation into the officer involved shooting is still ongoing.







CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Police have shot and killed a 22-year-old man who was threatening officers and was armed with a baseball bat.

Police initially responded to a call at approximately 11:01 pm in which a family member at a secondary location called in because the 22-year-old was armed with a bat and the caller did not feel safe, according to CCPD.







Officers arrived at the scene and encountered the 22-year old male who was armed with a bat and would not follow officers’ commands.

Police said they tried “less than lethal force on four different occasions, by using their tasers, which didn’t work.

“The 22-year-old male continued to be aggressive and threatening with the baseball bat, at which point one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the male, stated a CCPD press release. “Officers administered life-saving measures on scene until medics arrived. The 22-year-old male was transported to Christus Spohn Shoreline where he later succumbed from his injuries.”

CCPD says this is an active and ongoing investigation and several witnesses are being interviewed at this time. The investigation is being conducted by the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigation Division.

Four Corpus Christi Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave at this time in accordance with department practice and policy.

If you have any information about this incident, please call Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at http://www.888tips.com.

 

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Man arrested for allegedly dragging dog behind pick-up truck

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El Paso Police Department

EL PASO, Texas El Paso police have arrested a man after he allegedly killed a dog while dragging it behind his truck.

A media release from the El Paso Police Department says the incident occurred on November 3 around 10 p.m.







Sources say several witnesses observed the suspect, identified as Jose Bautista, driving his Chevy pick-up truck with a German Shepherd mix tied to the back of the truck.

When witnesses confronted Bautista, he reportedly picked up the dog, which appeared to be dead, and threw it in the back of the truck before driving away.

Detectives with the Animal Cruelty Unit investigated this incident and eventually located Bautista.







He has been arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $5,000 bond.







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Former police officers accused of providing false information that caused deadly drug raid

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Houston Police Department

HOUSTON, Texas — A thorough investigation has led to the arrest of two former Houston police officers accused of providing false information that caused a deadly drug raid earlier this year.

Sources from FOX News say former officers Gerald Goines (left) and Steven Bryant (right) were arrested in connection with the drug raid that occurred on January 28.







A civilian identified as Patricia Garcia was also arrested due to her alleged involvement in the incident.

Reports say 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle were killed in their home during the drug raid.

Five officers were wounded as well, according to FOX, including Goines who was shot during the raid.







Goines is reportedly being Charged with seven counts, including lying in a search warrant and making up an informant who he allegedly said had bought drugs from the home.

He allegedly confessed to buying the drugs himself.







Bryant has been Charged with falsifying records, having allegedly claimed he identified a substance bought from the home as heroin.

FOX says Garcia was Charged with providing false information.

Garcia allegedly called 911 and claimed the people inside the home were drug dealers that were using crack and heroin.

According to the DOJ, she reportedly told police that she could see her daughter inside the home.

Reports say police went to the residence after receiving the call from Garcia.

Gunfire erupted inside the home, leaving Rhogena and Dennis dead and five officers injured.

One of the officers was left paralyzed after the raid, according to FOX.

Goines and Bryant were reportedly relieved of duty after the raid and retired.

Police say they realized Goines had made up the informant when they could not find him during the investigation into the incident.

Authorities reportedly found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine inside the home, but no heroin.

FOX says family and friends of Rhogena and Dennis told police the two never sold drugs.

Goines is reportedly facing up to life in prison.

Sources say Bryant is facing up to 20 years if he is convicted.

Garcia is facing up to five years in prison.

Sources say the former officers are facing state Charges as well.

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Deputy accused of stealing from tornado-damaged Home Depot he was guarding

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DALLAS, Texas — A Dallas County Deputy was arrested earlier this afternoon for allegedly stealing from a Home Depot that had been badly damaged by a tornado last month.

The deputy’s mugshot and bond information are currently unavailable.







Sources with CBSDFW say the Deputy, identified as Joseph Bobadilla, had been working off-duty as a guard at the Home Depot located on Forest Lane.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said Bobadilla has been Charged with Theft of Property worth $750 to $2,500, which will be enhanced due to him being a public servant.

Bobadilla allegedly took products from the damaged store, exchanged them at a different Home Depot for store credit, and used that credit to purchase items.







CBSDFW says police removed a new laundry machine from Bobadilla’s home after executing a search warrant at his residence.

“The Dallas Sheriff’s Office does not condone or support employees that break the law,” said Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown. “Our core values are integrity, professionalism and accountability and as a result, we will follow the proper procedures and guidelines in place to uphold the law and ensure the deputy is held responsible for his actions.”







Texas Breaking News will update you once more information on this ongoing investigation is available.

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