Police Track Down Suspected Car Burglar - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Police Track Down Suspected Car Burglar

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A wild foot chase to tell you about that started after police got a call that an armed car burglar was looking through all the cars at a southside apartment complex. Officers got to the apartment complex at Holly and Weber and ran down Justen Gunnels.

Police say Gunnels was trying to find a car to get into but was confronted by an apartment resident .

It was then that police say gunnels threatened the witness with a gun.

That witness then called 9-1-1 and gunnels took off running -- ditching that gun in some bushes during his attempted escape. With the help of a CCPD K-9, officers were able to locate an air pistol, they say Gunnels tossed during the chase. Gunnels is now facing a number of charges including evading arrest and public intoxication.

  • DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant'

    DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled 'I'm pregnant'

    (CNN) -- Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, "I'm pregnant!" He shot her twice, killing her.The woman was not pregnant, Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office told CNN Friday.The district attorney will decide whether Greer will face criminal charges.Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said ...More >>
    (CNN) -- Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, "I'm pregnant!" He shot her twice, killing her.The woman was not pregnant, Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office told CNN Friday.The district attorney will decide whether Greer will face criminal charges.Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said ...More >>
  • Traffic Accident On SPID and Weber

    Traffic Accident On SPID and Weber

    Police responded to a minor traffic accident on Weber and SPID Saturday. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. No major injuries were reported.More >>
    Police responded to a minor traffic accident on Weber and SPID Saturday. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. No major injuries were reported.More >>
  • Central American leaders to Obama: We're working on it

    Central American leaders to Obama: We're working on it

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigr...More >>
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis.The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigr...More >>