Lewis served as constable in Commerce, until he was defeated in the recent Republican Primary. He left office January 1. His law enforcement experience was a factor in the officers' response.
“It certainly made us consider our tactics given that he knows how we operate,” Rockwall police Sgt. Aaron McGrew, with Rockwall Police said.
Once the chase ended in Greenville, a standoff ensued.
"The suspect produced a handgun and pointed it to the direction of the officers," Sgt. McGrew said. "Officers from several agencies opened fire at that point."
Aguilar’s companion, Francisco Delacruz, was taken to Baylor Hospital and is expected to survive.
Lewis is at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. His condition was upgraded to serious on Monday morning. He is charged with one count of murder on one million dollars bond and one count of attempted murder with a $500,000 bond.