Attempted Murder Charge Dropped in Bishop Case

An attempted murder charge against a Bishop man has been dropped, but assault charges remain.

At about 2:30 am, Sunday November 19, Inyo Sheriff officers were dispatched to a home on South Pa Ha for reports of shots fired inside the residence shared by 34-year-old Duane Summers and his father. Officials with the Inyo Sheriffs Department explained that investigators reported one round was fired from a .22 pistol.

Family members later convinced Summers to turn himself in to the Bishop Police Department, where the man was taken into custody without incident.

Summers was originally booked for assault with a deadly weapon, but Assistant District Attorney Mark Johnson later charged Summers with assault by firearm and attempted murder. Johnson reports that the attempted murder charge was dismissed due to insufficient evidence, but Summers will be held for trial on a charge of assault by firearm.



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