New details reported today by WTHR-TV paint an entirely different picture than Jackson originally told police the night of the altercation. Their report indicates that the dispute began over a dancer inside the bar, which spilled out into the club's parking lot. Jackson reportedly pulled out his gun, kicked a disabled man who was down on the ground and fired several shots from his gun into the air before being struck by a car. WTHR reports:
An eyewitness to the fight says it all started when Quentin "Fingers" Willford tried to befriend one of the dancers performing for the players.
"They started to get into an altercation and Fingers started to put his hand in somebody's face," said the witness.
Eventually the disagreement spilled over into the parking lot. That's where prosecutors and the eyewitness say Jackson took part in beating "Fingers"
before firing his gun.
"The guy was holding down Fingers and they were beating him up and he yelled out, 'Dino, Dino, Dino, help me, Dino,'" said the witness.
"He kicked the person on the ground, fired the rounds in the air, walked back to his car when the car Mr. Willford was driving strikes him," said Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who announced the charges at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Brizzi also charged a friend of several of the Pacer friends, Raymel Mattox, with battery, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. "Mr. Mattox struck Fingers and started the fight and the other information we have is that Mr. Jackson kicked Fingers while he was down," Brizzi said.
Finger's cousin, Deon Willford, who drove the car that struck Jackson, was earlier charged with criminal recklessness, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury and operating a vehicle without a license.