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Officer Shot in Disturbance and in Critical Condition, Suspect Killed in Corpus Christi Incident

Chief Markle Gives Update on Shooting

On April 20, 2024, at 12:32 a.m., Corpus Christi Police officers responded to a disturbance call at the 5400 block of Burnham Dr. Shots were reported fired during the altercation involving a male and a female.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to locate the disturbance and encountered a 26-year-old male at the apartment door.

A struggle broke out when officers made contact with the suspect, who then produced a gun and shot one of the officers.

In response, another officer fired back, fatally striking the suspect.

The injured officer was rushed to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition.

As per department protocol, the involved officers will be placed on paid administrative leave.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. 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

UPDATE: On April 24th, the Corpus Christi Police Department announced that Officer Kyle Hicks had passed away.

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