20-year-old man accused of shooting Corpus Christi officer arrested

Joshua Powell, 20, accused of shooting police officer in Corpus Christi (KPRC)

Corpus Christi – The man accused of shooting a Corpus Christi officer and then fleeing from the scene has been arrested Thursday afternoon, according to the Corpus Christi Police Department.

A Blue Alert was issued for a 20-year-old Joshua Powell on Wednesday night after investigators say he shot an officer at an apartment complex located in the 5900 block of Weber Road.

A warrant was also issued Wednesday evening for Powell’s arrest. Powell is wanted for attempted capital murder. His bond is set at $1 million.

The officer who was shot during the incident was transported to the hospital in stable condition, according to police.


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