Iowa Teen Accused of Running Over Crystal Police Officer Now a Wanted Fugitive
Authorities say an Iowa teen who ran over a Crystal police officer is now accused of escaping Iowa police after leading them on a chase in that state.
Police say Shi Sho, 18, of Des Moines, Iowa, led the Iowa State Patrol on a chase Aug. 2. Three other people were with him in the vehicle. The chase in Iowa ended with Sho crashing the vehicle and escaping on foot, said Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering.
Sho was supposed to appear in court Monday, Aug. 17, on charges for the July 16 Crystal police officer incident. In that incident, Sho is charged with leading Minnesota State Patrol troopers on a chase that started on Interstate 94 near Highway 169 along the Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove border. The chase ended in Crystal near West Broadway Avenue and Bass Lake Road. The criminal complaint says authorities “boxed in” Sho with their squad cars when Sho went in reverse before driving forward, striking and injuring Crystal police officer Jessica Donahue.
Revering says Sho posted bail on July 23, which according to jail records was listed at $5,000 with conditions. The Crystal chief says he returned to Iowa where he was not allowed to drive and placed on home monitoring.
The alert provided by Crystal police says the arrest warrant for Sho provides for nationwide extradition. It urges anyone who knows his whereabouts to call 911 immediately.
Revering says the Crystal officer injured, Jessica Donahue, continues to recover at home after sustaining injuries to her right leg.