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Maverick County Constable Dies After Being Robbed in Corpus Christi

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A Maverick County Constable visiting Corpus Christi from Eagle Pass died in the hospital Monday, March 17, a day after Corpus Christi police found him injured in the 600 block of North Water Street.

It was around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 16, when officers received reports of an injured person on North Water Street. When officers arrived they found 41-year old Jose Blanco, who told them he had been robbed in the downtown area. Officers determined he was in need of medical attention due to possible head trauma and transported him to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital.

Blanco's condition deteriorated, and he died in the hospital the next day.

Detectives believe that Blanco was assaulted sometime between 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, and 9:48 p.m. Sunday, March 16.

Blanco's death has not yet been ruled a homicide, as police are waiting for the Nueces County Medical Examiner to determine whether or not the injuries he sustained during the robbery were the cause of death, and also whether the injuries occurred before, after or during the robbery. As of Tuesday evening, officers are treating the case as a robbery.

If you have any information that can help police, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477, or call Detective R.L. Garcia at 361-886-2850.

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