INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jamaal Tinsley appears calm and under control in surveillance videos taken after the Indiana Pacers guard and his entourage were shot at in a parking lot outside a five-star hotel over the weekend.
Tinsley was not injured, but Pacers equipment manager Joey Qatato was shot in both elbows at the Conrad Hotel early Sunday morning in downtown Indianapolis.
Police said the trouble started at a nightclub on the city's west side. Tinsley's group had arrived at the ``Cloud 9'' club in a Mercedes, a Rolls Royce and a Dodge Charger, all owned by Tinsley. A group gathered around the Rolls Royce and harassed Tinsley about his cars and his earnings.
sley's cars and nearby buildings.
Qatato was struck while sitting with Tinsley in the Rolls-Royce. Qatato, 48, was taken to Methodist Hospital, treated and released.
Following the shootings, Tinsley's entourage drove to the hotel entrance. Police released surveillance videos, with no sound, taken at the hotel. The timeline after the initial shootings, according to the clock on the video:
-3:42 a.m.: Tinsley's Rolls-Royce pulls up in front of the Conrad. Four men get out, Qatato is last.
-3:43: Qatato walks into the hotel with his shirt around his elbows to stop the bleeding.
-3:44: Tinsley and another man who had been in the Rolls-Royce enter the lobby but quickly leave. The Mercedes drives up, two men get out and Tinsley points up the street in the direction the truck had headed. Qatato sits down in the lobby and is attended to by hotel employees. Clearly shaken and nervous, he is instructed to put his feet up on a chair.
-3:45: Tinsley's Charger arrives, and both the Charger and the Mercedes turn north onto Illinois Street, apparently to follow the truck, while Tinsley remains behind with Qatato.
-3:49: A police officer arrives at the Conrad lobby; at 3:51 an exasperated Tinsley is seen walking with both hands on his head.
-3:53: An ambulance arrives for Qatato.
According to police, while pursuing the pickup truck, Tinsley's brother James fired shots with a 9 millimeter handgun. There were at least three guns in Tinlsey's group, all of which were legal. Though police didn't say Jamaal Tinsley was carrying a gun, he does have a permit, as does his brother.
According to a 911 call, multiple shots were fired before Tinsley's group entered the Conrad.
``As far as I could tell, because I wasn't listening for it, six or seven,'' a Conrad employee told police.
Thompson said detectives told him there were five bullet holes in the Charger, ``a bunch'' in the Rolls-Royce and none in the Mercedes.
James Tinsley hasn't been charged for firing a handgun because the incident is still under investigation, Thompson said.

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