Much noise has been made in various forms of local commentary about the lack of outrage about the death of Chris Summers. He was killed on January 15 at 4:30 AM at the Laxmi Convenience Store on Terry Road. Police do not have any suspects. Mr. Summers was the father of a "young reality tv star" on ABC. However, the media has not reported what Mr. Summers really was: a drug dealer. Hinds County court records show that Christtal Summers was convicted twice of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was indicted 2013 for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm as well.
A Hinds County grand jury indicted Summers for selling cocaine on May 22, 1999. He was convicted on March 18, 2002 and sentenced to two years in jail at MDOC but the sentence was suspended. The court imposed probation on the defendant for three years. However, Summers was arrested in 2003 for possession of crack cocaine and the state moved to revoke his probation and send him to jail (read p.27). He also failed to submit to a drug test and report to his probation officer as well. Circuit Judge Bobby Delaughter revoked his sentence in 2004.
A Hinds County grand jury indicted him again in 2004 for the possession of cocaine. The case was repeatedly continued until 2006. He was convicted on August 18, 2006 and sentenced to four years in prison. Judge Breland Hilburn suspended two years of the prison sentence and also fined Summers $1,000.
However, Summers just could not stay out of trouble. He was arrested in June 2013 for the possession of cocaine with intent to distribute while possessing a firearm. A Hinds County grand jury indicted him in November 2013. The case was set for trial in May 2014 but the case was continued. A new trial had not been scheduled when Summers died. Earlier post on Summers' death and arrest.
Law enforcement sources informed JJ that Summers argued with the driver of another car at the convenience store on January 15. They said video from the store security cameras show he went to his car, retrieved a gun, and then walked towards the other car with the gun in his hand. The driver of the other car allegedly shot him as he approached.
Kingfish note: There is no two ways about it. Summers was a drug dealer.