TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Court documents obtained by KLTV 7, Tuesday morning, reveal in vivid detail what led to the shootout between Smith County Authorities and Christopher Summerville.
Christopher Summerville is accused of opening fire on several officers nearly two weeks ago, hitting one deputy at the Arbors apartment complex in south Tyler.
That deputy was wearing a bullet-proof vest and did not suffer any major injuries.
KLTV 7's Layron Livingston takes us through the arrest report and tells us how police linked Summerville to the trigger.
Inside apartment 311... Kara Adam entertained her friends...Jeffrey Andrysiak and Chris Summerville. Apparently the gang spent the night getting high on Marijuana and Crystal Meth.
Later that night...
Andrysiak says, Summerville starts acting paranoid...looking through the blinds and out the peephole.
Moments later...Summerville runs into the bedroom with a shotgun in his hands. Outside deputies and marshals move in inside...the lights go out...
The neighbor next door, who asked not to be identified said, "It was quite an experience, I went to the window, looked outside, I didn't really think anything of it, about 30 seconds later, the gunfire started going.."
Multiple arrest warrants now accuse Summerville of multiple counts of Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant, including Smith County deputy Josh Caulkins, one of the first inside.
The arrest report says deputy Caulkins approached the bedroom door, he saw movement behind the door, so he turned and saw someone holding a shotgun pointed straight at him. He was shot in the chest and fell back, out of the room. The other officers returned fire and backed out of the apartment.
Another round was fired from what "sounded like" a shotgun...that round hit the door of the apartment across the hall, where the new neighbor was still inside.
She says, "I didn't move from the floor for probably about 45 minutes. To be honest, I'm glad they're gone."
Summerville had to be hospitalized for an alleged drug overdose. That's where police later found live shotgun rounds in his pants pockets...
The gun was taken from the bedroom, along with other ammo.
Ultimately, Summerville's DNA was found on the trigger of the gun.
Enough proof for police to say he's their man.
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