Local rapper shot and killed on Magnolia Street; two arrested for murder

On Saturday July 3, 2021 at 2:24 am the Corpus Christi Police Department officers were dispatched to the 3100 Magnolia about a shooting. When the officers arrived, officers found a 36-year-old adult male in the driveway with life threatening injuries. The officers attempted to provide life saving measures, but the male passed at the scene. The male victim shot was later identified as local rapper Jonathan Barrera also known as K-Smoov.

36 year old local rapper Jonathan Barrera also known as K-Smoov passed away July 3, 2021 on Magnolia Street from a gun shot wound.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and determined that this was an argument between acquaintances that escalated to a shooting.

Two offenders were also injured during the shooting and they fled the scene in a vehicle to a local hospital. One of the offenders, a 24-year-old male, was dropped off to receive treatment while 35-year-old Raul Salazar travelled to Cole Park where he was contacted by patrol officers. Raul Salazar was subsequently placed into custody for murder and the other offender is currently in the hospital in stable condition.

All parties in this homicide have been contacted and there are no other persons sought by CC0D at this time.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 361-886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477).