Athens Review, Athens, Texas

June 1, 2011

Man shot critically in run-in with GBC Police

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — A 26-year-old Seven Points man was flown to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler with multiple gunshot wounds, Tuesday night, after a run in with Gun Barrel City Police.

Miles Christopher Gray was in fair condition at ETMC, Wednesday afternoon.

Gray’s problems with the police began when the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call reporting a man with a gun had been seen behind Big Chief Landing.

Kaufman County transferred the call to Gun Barrel City Police who sent Investigator Monte Mansfield to look into the matter.

Reports said Mansfield arrived at the Landing, and saw a silver 4-door Chevrolet Malibu with Gray inside. The officers identified themselves, and instructed Gray to show his hands, and exit the vehicle. When he did not comply, police continued try to get him to come out.

Finally, ignoring police efforts to get him to surrender, Gray put the vehicle in gear, and tried to run over the officers. The officers responded by firing at the approaching vehicle.

GBC police reports said Gray fled the scene, and drove to a residence on Forest Oaks in the Loon Bay Subdivision, where officers found him a short time later.

Officers saw that Gray had sustained several gunshot wounds, and called rescue personnel who transported him to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler for injuries.

Because the shooting involved Gun Barrel City Police officers, the incident has been turned over to the Texas Rangers’ Office to conduct the ongoing investigation.