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The Journal Gazette

Monday, April 15, 2019 6:43 am

Police: Siblings arrested after chase reaches dead end

The Journal Gazette

A brother and sister were arrested early today after a police chase that ended when the suspects drove down a dead end, Fort Wayne police said.

Police said detectives with the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit were attempting to locate Damontre Burnett, who had active felony warrants on kidnapping and robbery charges.

They said they found a vehicle being driven by Burnett's sister Shardae Burnett, in which Damontre Burnett was a passenger.

When detectives attempted a traffic stop on the car, the driver fled, leading detectives on a pursuit, police said. During the pursuit, they said, Damontre Burnett threw a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun out the vehicle's window.

Both were arrested about 12:30 a.m. at North Clinton Street and Medical Park Drive.

Police said Shardae Burnett was charged with resisting law enforcement, assisting a criminal and being an unlicensed driver. They said Damontre Burnett was charged on the kidnapping and robbery warrants and with a misdemeanor.