Friday, January 23, 2015

Chris Summers stalked and pulled gun on suspect; Update: Suspect surrenders.

 Update: JPD issued a press release that is posted below.

A store security camera video shows a suspect in the death of Chris Summers shot him after Summers walked towards him while brandishing a handgun.  JPD allowed JJ and WAPT to watch video of the shooting.  JPD allowed us to take notes but would not provide a copy of the video as there is an investigation into the death of Summers.  Summers is the father of a girl who is a star on an ABC TV reality show.

The video shows a red sedan pulling up to the gas pumps at the Laxmi Convenience Store on Terry Road at 4:00 AM. No other cars are present.  A passenger gets out and goes to the store.  The red car leaves.  A silver Mercury Grand Marquis pulls up to the center of the pumps (between pumps 2 and 3) at 4:05 AM.  A small "vent" window in the rear of the passenger's side of the vehicle is broken out. The rest of the windows are tinted.  The Mercury then leaves.

The red sedan returns at 4:06 AM and parks at pump 1.  It should be noted that no one ever attempts to pump any gas into a car at any time.  A passenger gets out and walks towards the store.  He tucks a handgun into his waistband as he walks to the store. The Mercury returns five seconds after the red sedan parks at pump 1.   It is clear these two cars have been playing cat and mouse.  The Mercury pulls up and stops in front of the sedan (perpendicular to the pump and sedan).

Three black men get out of the Mercury and approach the red sedan at 4:07 AM.  Summers got out of the front seat on the passenger's side of the car.   Summers brandishes a handgun as he walks to the car. It is clear from his gait, manner, and the position of the handgun that he means business.  The driver of the red sedan is partially shielded by the door.  He immediately pulls a gun out of the car and starts shooting at Summers, striking him apparently in the abdomen.   Summers falls down and lies facing up to the sky, writhing in agony as his life slowly ebbs away.  Two men flee and the other jumps intoo the Mercury and quickly leaves the gas station.  The red sedan left as well.   Everything is over by 4:09 AM

A good Samaritan runs over to help but runs away when the Mercury returns at 4:09 AM.  The trio gets out and checks on their dying friend.  They get back in the car, leaving Summers lying in the parking lost.  One conscientious occupant jumps back out of the car, runs back to the body, and retrieves the handgun. He jumps back in the car and the Mercury speeds away from the scene of the crime - again leaving Summers for dead. (KF note: Gangsta morality).   A gray Jeep Cherokee arrives less than five minutes later and parks next to the body of Summers. A black female and other passengers get out of the car and become visibly upset.  A Nissan Altima  arrives and several passengers get out of the car.  They are quite upset as well.

JPD is searching for the suspect and has not retrieved the handgun. 

JJ reported yesterday that Summers was convicted twice for the sale and possession of cocaine.  He was indicted in November 2013 for the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute while in the possession of a firearm.  Earlier post.

Update: Here is the press release issued this afternoon:

During the investigation it was learned that an altercation occurred at this location between the victim and an unknown subject occupying a red in color vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the victim produced a handgun, approached the suspect where the suspect retrieved a handgun and fired several shots towards the victim fatally wounding him. The suspect then fled the scene in the red vehicle. There was also another individual being treated at UMC for a gunshot wound to the hand. He is recovering and has been released from the hospital.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at approx. 0420 hours, Precinct 2 officers responded to 1220 Terry Rd., Laxmi Service Station regarding a shooting. Upon officers’ arrival it was learned that a subject identified as Christopher Summers had been shot multiple times at this location. He was pronounced deceased on scene.

Robbery/Homicide Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and developed Jonathan Kelly as a suspect in this investigation. He has been charged with Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm ONLY at this point and there is an active warrant for his arrest for this charge. Detectives are also seeking him to “question” him about the murder investigation of Christopher Summers.

On Friday, January 23, 2014, Jonathan Kelly turned himself into authorities without incident at the Jackson Police Department pursuant the warrant for his arrest. He has been booked into the City Jail for the charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Charges resulting in the death of Christopher Summers have not been filed at this time.  (KF: emphasis added.)

The investigation is still ongoing.

 Kingfish note:  No comment on this headline over at a certain alternative weekly newspaper:

JPD sources said the suspects in the death of Summers were never suspects in the carjacking spree that took place last week.


Anonymous said...

Simply WOW. Not much else to say except there certainly is a need for some leadership in that Jackson Free Press "newsroom".

Anonymous said...

Does the JFP not check ANY background information? What morons, in print to prove it.

Anonymous said...

Disclaimer: I left Jackson (and MS) many years ago. That said, I am amazed that any sane person would choose to live in Belhaven. It is over. Done. Not ever going to be a safe place again. Hasn't been safe in years. Too close to the ghetto.

If you must live in the Jackson area, a suburb is the only sane choice.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the gangsta figured Summers would no longer need that handgun. Any word on whether anyone decided Summers would no longer need his air jordans?

Anonymous said...

A gray Jeep Cherokee arrives less than five minutes later and parks next to the body of Summers. A black female and other passengers get out of the car and become visibly upset. A Nissan Altima arrives and several passengers get out of the car. They are quite upset as well.

So it appeared that they knew Summers? They were alerted by the occupants of the Mercury?

Dan Hise said...

Who are you, 1:12? Where do you get off making pronouncements about the neighborhood where I have lived for 41 years? You don't even live in the state now. I've seen crime come and go in Belhaven, but my neighborhood has never been stronger than it is now. You may have a neurotic need for self-justification, or you may be a real estate agent. Whoever you are, just mind your own damn business.

KaptKangaroo said...

I find it very telling the only news agency in town following the death of this man is Jackson Jambalaya. This is what I call balanced reporting!

Tell the truth brother!

Anonymous said...

It seems like some sort of a business dispute was settled.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why, but reading the account of the incident made me think of Italian Operas. Puccini would definitely have to write the music for this one.

Cbalducc said...

The reality show is "Bring It!" It is on Lifetime, not ABC.

Curious said...

Kangaroo....'News Agency'? Really?

Anonymous said...

What such racist subliminal overtones Ghetto??? didn't know we were still in Nazi occupied Europe the fact is crime exist everywhere not to mention Ghetto is a European word which applies to the progenitors of such living conditions....

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Tell you what 6:48. If I do see you and you are holding a weapon in your hand on my property, or threatening me elsewhere, you can kiss your ass goodbye.

Anonymous said...

The violence has got to stop. Jpd need to do their job and put the person responsible for Chris death in jail. He didn't deserve to lose his life and his wife and kids didn't either. Jpd sorry ass needs to make it a priority jus like they would if he would of been a white man. He may have not of lived a perfect life but who the fuk does

Kingfish said...

I saw the video. It was self-defense. He got out of the car and walked towards the other guy with a gun in his hand. Not a case of murder.

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