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Published on April 22, 2024
Corpus Christi Officer Critically Wounded in Shooting, Suspect Fatally Shot by PoliceSource: Facebook/Corpus Christi Police Department

Corpus Christi Police Department's Officer Kyle Hicks was gunned down in an early morning altercation while responding to a domestic disturbance. Hicks, with two years on the force, is now clinging to life with gunshot wounds described as life-threatening, according to a report by KENS 5.

The incident unfolded at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at Summer House Apartments, situated on the southside of the city, the fleeing was short-lived the assailant shot Hicks after a brief scuffle, fellow officers retaliated, fatally shooting the 26-year-old gunman whose identity remains undisclosed. The officers involved have been sidelined on standard administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.

Hicks, a married father of four is currently at the epicenter of an outpouring of local support, as the close-knit community reels from the shock of violence inflicted upon one of their protectors, Officer Hick's plight stands as a stark reminder of the dangers law enforcement officials face daily.

Details about the shooter or the circumstances that led to the fatal confrontation are scant but CCPD is urging anyone with information to come forward and can be reached at 361-886-2840 or via their online tip form.