AUSTIN (KXAN) - The man who was shot by Austin police officers on Friday was "generally fine" but suffered from bouts of depression and paranoia, his wife told police.
Jamarl Tyler, 44, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant. APD said Tyler raised his gun towards the officers, forcing them to open fire.
Tyler did not sleep at all the night before the shooting, checking the doors of his home every few minutes, even calling police Friday morning because he thought he saw someone outside the home, the arrest affidavit said.
His wife told police that Tyler called her repeatedly Friday at work believing a plot "existed against him." Out of concern, she left work early and tried to convince him to seek psychiatric help, but he declined, the document said.
She then tried to convince him to take a nap and rest, but he again got out of bed, according the affidavit. Tyler's wife then reported hearing gunshots outside and saw her husband come back inside saying he had "shot somebody."
Tim Dooley, who lived behind Tyler, was working in his back yard when he heard gunshots and saw bullets striking the ground, the affidavit said. One of the bullets struck Dooley in the leg.
Tyler refused to give up the gun after firing at his neighbor despite his wife's repeated requests, the affidavit said, insisting he need the gun in order to protect himself.
A paramedic responding to Dooley's home reported seeing Tyler holding the rifle and struggling with a woman who appeared to be trying to restrain him with a "bear hug," the document said.
After unsuccessfully trying to hold him back, Tyler's wife retreated into the home when police arrived, according to the affidavit.
Three responding officers reported hearing a gunshot and then saw Tyler exit a front gate with a SKS semi-automatic rifle in his hand, the affidavit said. Officers said Tyler continued to move towards them and did not comply with their instructions.
Tyler then pointed his rifle at officers Michael Decker, Cecil Jones and Cory Knopp, prompting them to shoot at him, the document said. Tyler was struck once in the upper left chest and transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was later listed in stable condition.
Officers found three cartridge casings in Tyler's back yard. A fourth was found in a fenced enclosure at the front of the home. Police believe that bullet struck an APD patrol car parked near the home.
The three officers were placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. Tyler's bail was set at $250,000.
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