VIDEO: Pipe-Wielding Attacker Takes Swing At Corpus Christi Officer, Gets Shot

A Corpus Christi police officer fired multiple rounds as the suspect swung the pipe at him.

Corpus Christi, TX – Cell phone footage captured the moment that a pipe-wielding suspect attempted to attack a Corpus Christi police officer (video below).

The altercation occurred at the intersection of Gollihar Road and Weber Road just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, after Corpus Christi police received multiple reports that a man was swinging a large pipe at passing motorists, KIII reported.

When the officer arrived at the scene, he approached the suspect and began giving him commands, a witness said.

“He didn’t do what the cop said,” David Saucedo explained to KIII. “The guy got aggressive and [the officer] shot him.”

Cell phone footage showed the attacker as he took a swing at the officer using the large metal pipe, which appeared to be several feet long.

The officer fired multiple rounds, at which point the suspect dropped the weapon and collapsed onto the ground.

The officer then moved towards the wounded suspect, and protected him by redirecting traffic safely around the area where the attacker had collapsed, the video showed.

The man was rushed to a local hospital, and his condition has not been released, Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle told KIII.

The officer was not injured during the altercation, Corpus Christi Police Lieutenant Michael Pena told the Caller Times.

He has been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol.

“We ask the public to please allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation in this case,” Nueces County Assistant District Attorney Matt Manning said in a press release. “When the investigation is concluded and the case file is turned over to our office, we will review the evidence thoroughly and impartially.”

“To the parties involved, we offer our most sincere sympathies,” Manning added. “Events such as these shake the individuals involved and the surrounding community. We will review this incident fairly and incisively to ensure a fair and just outcome.”

You can watch cell phone footage of the confrontation between the officer and the pipe-wielding attacker in the video below:

Comments (52)
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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Uh oh. This one could be trouble.

rod5591
rod5591

hmmm. last round was in the back...

Chad B
Chad B

Ahhh... I've never questioned the use of deadly force by an officer before but gosh... I think my granda could have taken that guy; and she's dead.

H Bruce
H Bruce

That last shot is hard to watch.

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

I'd be real surprised if this doesn't end badly for the officer.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

ban semi auto large magazine pipe assault weapons...who needs pipes like this ? You can't use them for hunting......Only the military should be allowed to have pieces of pipes like this....oh, and plumbers too.

TruthdoesMatter
TruthdoesMatter

no attempt to deploy Taser?

redpill
redpill

Yep, last shot was unnecessary. Yes, I know all about "stop the threat," but after first two rounds, he dropped his club, and there was no longer a threat. This isn't going to work out for this LEO, I'm afraid.

5150
5150

That was hard to watch. I think that LEO will be in some trouble.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Many unknowns in this event. Someone unhinged enough to swing at moving cars and cops aiming firearms, is potentially gonna swing at the first child/elderly they see. I can see the cop getting grilled for this. Negative press. For me; he eliminated the threat. Job done. Fuck him.

StephanieD
StephanieD

Oh my. I normally agree with the LEO on these things & usually the video is the reason that I do so...it is more often than not apparent or obvious in the video that the LEO was in a position to justly use deadly force in the altercation. However this looks wrong to me...no way should this obviously mentally ill individual (only a mentally ill person would attempt to strike a LEO with a pipe while said officer has a gun pointed directly at them) need several bullets to end his threat to the public or to the LEO...also this is the nearly perfect scenario to deploy a taser as opposed to deadly force..guy was not chasing after the officer nor attempting to chase any other pedestrians with his pipe. The LEO should have used his taser first and that's perfectly obvious...just gonna hope there's more unknown elements involved (other than this video) that show he was more of a threat than he seems to be based solely on the video. The last shot in his back is a big problem for me as he was obviously retreating without his pipe already...looks so wrong & unnecessary.

bagels1990
bagels1990

Mmmm the last too shots ...don't apply the officer going to be on problems...!!!

Ron1617
Ron1617

Not all LEO carry tasers, so what would you do?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I wonder if stricter federal pipe control laws would have prevent this tragedy? @Burgers Allday

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

there's plenty wrong with this video. the guy stepped back when the cop pulled his gun, and then the cop advanced and shot. then he over-shot.

Brmehan
Brmehan

So, I'm guessing taser and OC spray were not available?....and what kind of pipe was that? Sewer? This is going to be bad news....

FSchloss
FSchloss

I suggest that all of you learn about what an "agonal response" is. Obviously, that's what happened here.

walkintall
walkintall

I am so bummed--The video is now "unavailable". So I can only guess. I guessing the guy with the pipe got shot while not realizing the OTHER guy had a gun. But, it's just a guess.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job officer