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Police arrest third man in wild Durham chase, crash

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Jamol Dixon is arrested. (Durham Police Department)

A third man has been arrested in connection with a police chase that ended in a crash right in front of Duke Hospital at Fulton Street and Erwin Road.

Jamol Louis Dixon, 27, of Durham, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on numerous felony charges including firing shots at officers following the chase. No one was injured.

Dixon was arrested without incident at the bus station on West Pettigrew Street by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Durham Police Department's HEAT 4 Unit and the Violent Incident Response Team.

Two of the four suspects involved were arrested April 27, the day of the chase. Police are still trying to identify the fourth occupant of the vehicle.

Nicholas Javon Banks, 20, of Durham and Larry Kirkland Jr., 18, of Durham were charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied residence, felony conspiracy and injury to property and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The wild scene at the end of the chase.

Dixon faces those same charges, plus additional charges including 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.

Kirkland is also charged with hit-and-run, hit-and-run involving injury, felony fleeing to elude arrest and larceny of a vehicle.

It all started just before 2:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of Dearborn Drive when Durham officers got a report of a shooting.

Police were given a description of a car involved and an officer spotted it on North Roxboro Street near Club Boulevard. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not stop and turned onto Club Boulevard. They chased the car on Club to Hillandale and the driver crashed after it turns into Fulton.


Police said four people were in the car and three got out and ran.

Duke Hospital and the university were put on lockdown during the incident.

A house and a vehicle were damaged by gunfire on Dearborn Drive, police said. Three people were in the residence but no one was injured by gunfire.

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

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