Three Arrested in Shooting on Drexel Avenue

By Rachel Martin

August 28, 2011 Updated Aug 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Three people have been arrested so far in connection to the shootings on Drexel Avenue Sunday morning.

Fort Wayne Police said 30 people gathered outside a home on the 2500-block of Drexel Avenue Sunday morning. Around 3:52 a.m. gunfire broke out. Twenty to 40 gun shots were reported and residents in the area said they are finding bullet holes in their cars and homes.

When police arrived, a white Land Rover left the scene. Police chased the vehicle until the driver lost control and crashed near the intersection of Stardale and Turtle Creek Drives. Police arrested Jordan Jackson, 21, who was driving. Jackson is facing felony charges for resisting by fleeing. Dwayne Russell, 19, was arrested and charged with false informing. Shane Stephens, 18, was arrested and is charged with possession of marijuana. Russell and Stephens are believed to have been passengers in the SUV.

The suspects are scheduled to be in court Monday. Jackson will have to wait another 72 hours before facing felony charges.

Police said they do not know what started the shooting and no weapons have been confiscated so far. No one was hurt or injured by the shooting. Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Leroy and Doris Jackson live on the 2500 block of Drexel Avenue. Doris said she woke up at 3:47 this morning to “an array of gunshots.” She said in the time she was awake she counted 16 gun shots.

“I ran because it scared me to death! It sounded like it was real close to the house,” Doris said.

Leroy said he did not know anything had happened until he woke up later Sunday morning. He went outside to cut the grass and noticed a bullet hole in his van. He discovered another bullet hole in the gutter along the roof.

“I wasn’t going to call the police because I didn’t have any facts. All I knew is there were gun shots and I didn’t know where they came from.”

Later the Jacksons called Fort Wayne Police and when they arrived, they told them what happened. Police told the Jacksons several people in the area have been calling with complaints of bullet damages.

“So I guess they had a little gathering in the community, and we ended up being invited whether we wanted to [be] or not,” Leroy said with some laughs.




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