At 8:36 a.m. Sunday, Corpus Christi police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of north Shoreline in reference to several calls about multiple gunshots fired in that area. Officers arrived at 8:40 a.m. and advised that a white man was southbound towards the 300 block of N. Shoreline. Preliminary reports state that the suspect was pointing a handgun at citizens and cars as he was walking.
Officers arrived at 300 N. Shoreline at 8:44 am. The officers confronted the suspect who engaged the officers with a handgun.
Officer Lillian Pennick responded and fired at the suspect, striking the man with the gun. He was transported to Spohn Memorial where he succumbed to his injuries. The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office identified the deceased as 23-year-old Jordan Gonzales.
Officer Pennick has been with CCPD since December 31, 2012. She is a field training officer and was working with her trainee, Officer Amber Buckelew at the time of this incident. Officer Buckelew has been with CCPD since October 5, 2015. She was hired as a police cadet intern before starting the 75th academy.
Both Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.