Corpus Christi police have revealed the identities of two officers involved in a shooting Sunday that resulted in a suspect being hospitalized.
Officers Thomas Zirkle and Dana Robbins have been transferred to paid administration in accordance with the department’s practice and guidelines, the police department said in a statement late Thursday.
The two officers are said to have fired their weapons at a suspect on the south side of Corpus Christi after a disturbance call on May 2. They said he made a gun and did not obey their orders.
The shooting continues to be investigated, the statement said.
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Zirkle has been with the department for six years and Robbins has been with the department for four years.
At around 8:30 p.m., officers were sent to the 4900 block of Shadowbend Drive because of a domestic disturbance in which the perpetrator threatened to come into an apartment armed with a gun.
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The man was not at the residence at the time officers contacted one of the parties involved. When he drove to the house, the officers carried out a crime freeze.
When leaving the vehicle, the man did not follow the officer’s orders and produced a weapon, the police said in a statement.
The officers released their weapons and beat the man. They provided first aid until the man was taken to a nearby hospital. It was last known that he was in a critical but stable condition.
The man’s identity was not disclosed.
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