A female passenger who was in the vehicle that Norman Gary reportedly tried to run over Elkhart officers with has filed a civil lawsuit.
22-year-old Jazzelyn Crase claims that she was denied medical care after she was shot in the leg during the incident on Dec. 4, according to the Elkhart Truth.
She also claims Elkhart police Sgt. Nathan Lanzen and Cpl. Leonard Dolshenko used excessive force on her when she was shot in the thigh. That shot shattered her femur bone and caused significant bleeding. Gary was shot in the process and died at the scene.
Crase says the officers not only didn’t provide her any medical assistance, but they also didn’t “substantially interact” with her in the moments after the shooting. She eventually was taken via ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital. Her injury will likely require a lot more treatment.
Both Lanzen and Dolshenko, through their attorney, denied any wrongdoing, but didn’t directly refute Crase’s claims, according to the Elkhart Truth.
The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office says both officers weren’t able to attend to Carse because her door was pinned shut against another vehicle.
The officers weren’t charged after a grand jury investigation.
Crese is seeking an unspecified money amount in damages.