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Suspect shoots-up before shoot-out at Tyler apartment

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – A suspect overdoses on meth just moments before he's involved in a late night shoot-out. It's a story you saw first on

Christopher Summerville, Jeffery Andrysiak, and Kara Adams-Hanley were eventually taken into custody around midnight on Wednesday.

Late Thursday afternoon, KLTV learned Summerville overdosed---injecting himself with meth.

A few minutes later, officers stormed the South Tyler apartment he was hiding out in.

One of them was a Smith County Sheriff's Deputy who was shot in the chest and walked away.

Within minutes, patrol cars were all over The Arbors apartment complex. One witness says it wasn't supposed to go down like it did.

"I realized that something was going on because they were being way too quite---sneaking up on something," says witness Darrell Deitenbeck.

Deitenbeck says he dropped by to see a friend.

"Cop behind me comes out, pumps his shotgun, tells me to take a hiding place," recalled Deitenbeck.

He was on his way out when things got a little too real.

"Heard the door crash in and automatic gun fire—at least 12 shots," says Deitenbeck.

Deputy Josh Caulkins was serving on a task force with other officers and US Marshals.

They'd approached the apartment looking for Summerville, a parole violator who'd failed to register as a sex offender.

"I know they were actively pursuing him for several hours, last night, before they finally found him," explained Dan Phillips, Chief Deputy US Marshall.

Phillips says the task force was fired on first. They were speaking to the female subject at the door.

We're told Kara Hanley lived in the apartment, but wasn't letting on as to who else was there.

Phillips says the officers were given permission to search the house, "They were able to step into the initial part of the doorway to make entry and at that point, shots were fired from the hallway," Phillips explained.

Deputy Caulkins was hit—point blank—in the chest.

Thankfully he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

"There was a brief stand-off and Mr. Summerville gave up," said Phillips.

Along with the other suspect.

Police could not confirm, but sources tell KLTV that Summerville was the shooter.

He eventually sent to hospital once authorities found out he'd injected himself and overdosed on meth.

Just the latest development from Wednesday's shooting, which is still under investigation.

Deputy Josh Caulkins did suffer some bruising to his chest, but is expected to be back at work.

All three suspects remain in custody.


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