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Suspect Accused Of Shooting Corpus Christi Officer Multiple Times In Custody, Police Say

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A 20-year-old man accused of shooting a Corpus Christi officer multiple times has been arrested following a statewide search, police said Thursday afternoon.

Joshua Powell was wanted for an incident that happened just before 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2021. Police said officers responded to a disturbance and at some point Powell began firing at officers, striking one multiple times.

The officer, Manuel Dominguez, suffered "major injuries" and is currently listed as stable at a hospital.

Joshua Powell
Joshua Powell (Source: Corpus Christi Police Department)

A blue alert was issued for Powell as he was wanted for attempted capital murder, which carries a $1 million bond.

Corpus Christi police did not immediately say where he was arrested.


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