Breaking News
More () »

Man arrested for murder after 18-year-old Jeremiah Vera was found dead in Corpus Christi apartment

Corpus Christi Police found Jeremiah Vera dead inside an apartment Monday morning. They later arrested Andrew Lugo.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Police arrested an 18-year-old man for murder on Monday afternoon, nine hours after another 18-year-old man, who has been identified as Jeremiah Vera, was found dead inside a Bay Area apartment complex.

Police arrested Andrew Lugo at 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Corban Drive and South Port Avenue.

Lugo is now behind bars on a murder charge with his bond set at $500,000.

Credit: Corpus Christi Police Department
Andrew Lugo, arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old man in Corpus Christi on Oct. 10, 2022.

Police found Vera dead Monday just after 8:30 a.m. inside an apartment at the Midtown Corpus Christi apartment complex. That's at the intersection of McArdle Road and Daly Drive.

Police offered very few details Monday morning about what it called a "death investigation," but said homicide detectives followed up on several leads throughout the day that led to Lugo's arrest.

After his arrest, CCPD officers took Lugo to the main station for questioning and later to the City Detention Center for processing.

Police are still asking the public for any information about the murder. They encourage people to call 361-886-2840 or CrimeStoppers at 361-888-TIPS (8477).

Credit: Preston West, KIII 3NEWS
Two Corpus Christi Police Department vehicles are parked at the Midtown Corpus Christi apartment complex after an 18-year-old man was found dead on Oct. 10, 2022.

More from 3News on KIIITV.com:

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for your daily news and exclusive extended interviews. 

Do you have a news tip? Tell 3!

Put your name and contact information below, or email tell3@kiiitv.com, so we can get in touch with you about your story should we have questions or need more information. We realize some stories are sensitive in nature. Let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous.

If you do not have a photo/video to submit, just click "OK" to skip that prompt.

Before You Leave, Check This Out