Resident, 911 call recording shed light on 4-hour standoff in Lufkin subdivision

Resident, 911 call recording shed light on 4-hour standoff in Lufkin subdivision
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man is behind bars on Monday after surrendering at the end of an almost four hour-long standoff with police a day before in the Crown Colony subdivision.

The incident happened at the 400 block of Augusta Drive where Mikel Doyle, 35, barricaded himself in his mother's home after shooting a handgun at least six times.

Lufkin police department have released the 911 call from a neighbor reporting how she heard those shots being fired.

"OK. Here's the thing I just heard the gunshots, and then I just heard one, two, three, four, and five," caller said.

"Ok how many gunshots may did you hear total?" dispatch asked.

"Six," caller replied.

After police arrived to the developing scene, a four-hour standoff began where Doyle then barricaded himself inside the home causing several evacuations and shutting traffic down.

One resident found himself in the middle of it all, where he said he lent a hand to help police officers setting a perimeter of the scene.

"He (referring to an officer) had asked us to tell people just to get to their house and lock the doors because they didn't know where he was," said Jeff Taylor, a resident.

According to police, initial reports indicate Doyle's mother told officers that Doyle had damaged property inside of her house, where he was living, after she said she would not take him back to his ex-wife's apartment.

"I think that was the scariest thing, is that they had no idea where he was at that point in time and he was actually in the house. He had gotten in the house," Taylor said.

At that point, officers patrolled the area, but were unable to locate him, until learning that he had barricaded himself in the home.

Taylor said he has new found admiration for the police department's hard work, which has left an impression.

"Because they did heck of a job and I'm very proud of them. Very proud of the police chief, his officers and all the guys and girls that were doing their job in the woods, in the dark, in the mosquitoes, in the filth and to keep people in our neighborhood safe," Taylor said.

Doyle is currently facing a charge of deadly conduct. His bond is set at $75,000.

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