3rd of 4 suspects caught in wild shooting, chase and crash, Durham police say

Dixon in a photo from Durham Police and the crash scene at Duke University Hospital. Photo by Derrick Lewis/WNCN

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The third of four suspects involved in a wild shooting, police chase and crash nearly two weeks ago was nabbed on Tuesday, Durham Police said.

Jamol Louis Dixon, 27, of Durham was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the bus station on West Pettigrew Street, according to Durham Police.

Dixon was part of a 4 man group – one unidentified person is still on the run — that was in a car that fired shots in the 3800 block of Dearborn Drive around 2:30 on April 27, police said.

Police were given a description of a suspect’s Honda and an officer got behind a vehicle matching the description on North Roxboro Street near Club Boulevard, police said.

“The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop and turned on to Club Boulevard. They chased the car on Club to Hillandale,” said Kammie Michael of Durham Police.

“The driver turned south on Hillandale and wrecked in front of Duke Hospital. Three occupants of the vehicle jumped out and ran,” she added.

Shots were fired at two Durham officers but they were not injured.

Nicholas Javon Banks, 20, and Larry Kirkland Jr., 18, both of Durham were caught quickly near the scene.

Dixon, Kirkland and Banks are all charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony conspiracy, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and injury to property. Kirkland is also charged with hit-and-run, hit-and-run involving injury, felony fleeing to elude arrest and larceny of a vehicle (the silver Honda was stolen on April 26).

Additional charges against Dixon include two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, going armed to the terror of the public discharging a firearm within the city limits and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Banks and Kirkland remain in the Durham County Jail under $500,000 bonds. Bond has not been set yet for Dixon

Banks was also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and Kirkland was also charged with felony hit-and-run.  A rifle was also seized by police just after the crash.

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