Danelski was chasing reports that police had found a black SUV. Here is his first-person account:
I was driving on San Bernardino Avenue and had just crossed Tippecanoe when I saw several police cars going down San Bernardino Avenue with their lights on and I followed them at a safe distance.
Then as I was going down San Bernardino, I heard a thundering sound. I didn’t recognize the sound as gunfire. Then I heard something strange, a whizzing sound go by my car.I thought, “Oh my God, that could be gunshots,” and I pulled over.