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Durham police arrest 3rd man from chase that ended at Duke

Jamol Louis Dixon
Jamol Louis Dixon

Police have arrested a third man on charges stemming from an attack on a house and shots being fired at police after a car chase that ended in front of Duke University Hospital last month, officials said.

Jamol Louis Dixon was at the downtown bus terminal on West Pettigrew Street when city officers from two special units and members of a U.S. Marshals task force surrounded and arrested him Tuesday afternoon, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Police charged that Dixon was one of four men who were in a stolen Honda Accord car from which shots were fired into a house in the 3800 block of Dearborn Drive on the afternoon of April 27. Those bullets did not hit anyone.

The car fled the area, but a K-9 officer spotted it on North Roxboro Street and tried to stop it, Michael said.

The chase went west on Club Boulevard, then south on Hillandale Road after the Honda hit another vehicle and kept going.

It ended in front of the hospital at Fulton Street and Erwin Road. As the men ran from police, shots were fired at, but missed, two officers, Michael said.

Larry Kirkland Jr., 18, and Nicholas Banks, 20, were arrested in the area after the chase ended.

Police said they are working to identify the fourth man.

Dixon was held without bail on charges of assault on a police officer, gun possession by a felon, possession of a stolen car, felony conspiracy, firing shots into an occupied dwelling, going armed to the terror of the people, shooting a gun inside city limits and injury to personal property.

The gun possession charge stems from convictions in 2008 for armed robbery and gun possession by a felon in late 2007.

When Kirkland was arrested, police filed several charges against him because, they said, he had stolen the car the day before and was driving it during the chase.

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