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Details of the chase

  1. A man is stabbed at Piere's nightclub; ambulance proceeds to hospital with a black car carrying family members following.
  2. A white car approaches from behind and a passenger fires gunshots at the black car and ambulance, wounding members of the victim's family and injuring a medic.
  3. Passengers of the black car call 911 and pull into a service station at North Clinton Street and Washington Center Road. Ambulance also calls 911.
  4. Allen County sheriff's officer near the county jail observes the white car heading south on Clinton Street and pursues it.
  5. The white car stops in the area of Jefferson Boulevard and Fairfield Avenue. The backseat passengers get out and are detained. The car continues.
  6. Two off duty sheriff's officers deploy stop sticks and deflate tires of the white car.
  7. The white car stops near the area of Beechwood Drive and Fairfield Avenue. The driver and front seat passenger are detained by police.

The Players

Following are people involved in Sunday morning's shooting on Fort Wayne's northeast side, in which passenger in a white Crown Victoria opened fire on a black Impala and an ambulance on St. Joe Road:

The Ambulance

Jermaine J. Loyall – A 29-year-old man who was stabbed inside a nightclub and was being treated inside the ambulance at the time of the shooting.

Jeromy Yardon – A Three Rivers Ambulance Authority paramedic who suffered injuries to his left arm and abdomen from flying glass, shrapnel and bullet fragments.

Diana M. Lantz – A paramedic who, along with Yardon, was treating Loyall.

Eric Ziegler – A Fort Wayne firefighter driving the ambulance.

The black Impala

Latasha N. Loyall – A 27-year-old family member of Jermaine Loyall who was shot at least 10 times in the attack. She is expected to live.

Lashanda S. Conwell – A 31-year-old woman who suffered a gunshot wound to her right forearm.

Domonic E. Loyall – A 27-year-old family member of Jermaine Loyall who was also injured in the shooting. The nature of the wounds was not released.

The white Crown Victoria

Traneilous L. Jackson – A passenger accused of using a handgun to shoot at the Impala and ambulance in an attempt to injure Jermaine Loyall. A witness said the 24-year-old believed Loyall once stabbed his brother. He's been charged with aggravated battery.

Alfonso L. Chappell – The 27-year-old driver of the Crown Victoria. He dialed 911 while fleeing police in the car and claims he was forced to drive by Jackson and others. He's been charged with a felony count of resisting law enforcement.

Others – Two men in the Crown Victoria at the time of the shooting got out downtown in the middle of a police chase. One has not been charged with a crime; the other was charged with consuming alcohol underage.

Source: Police reports and court documents

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