VIDEO: Felon Almost Kills Cop To Get Away From Shoplifting Stop

Convicted felon Shira Gray was later arrested on multiple charges.

Oak Park, MI – An Oak Park police officer was dragged approximately 20 feet by a driver who fled from the scene of a traffic stop (video below).

On Oct. 27, Oak Park police received a report that a woman, later identified as 33-year-old Shira Gray, was shoplifting clothing from a Citi Trends store on Coolidge Street, WJBK reported.

Employees told police that Gray left the store in a Chevrolet Equinox, which officers located within minutes.

An officer pulled the suspect over at approximately 4:45 p.m., and Gray initially complied by handing the officer her identification, WDIV reported.

"When our officer asked the driver to step out to further investigate the crime that occurred at the retail store, the driver put the vehicle in drive," Oak Park Police Lieutenant Troy Taylor told WJBK.

The officer immediately attempted to shut off the SUV, at which point he became entangled with the suspect in the driver’s seat.

Gray stomped on the accelerator, slamming the open driver’s side door into the officer’s back and dragging him for 15 to 20 feet down the roadway, dashcam footage showed.

The officer ultimately tumbled onto the pavement, and Gray slammed the door closed before she sped off through a red light, police said.

“She’s lucky she didn’t cause any major accidents,” Lt. Taylor told WJBK. “She’s lucky she didn’t run the officer over.”

The officer suffered bruises and scrapes as a result of the incident, but is expected to recover, WDIV reported.

Although Gray initially escaped, a warrant for her arrest was quickly issued, according to WJBK.

On Oct. 30, Gray turned herself in to police with her attorney present.

She later appeared in court on charges of fleeing and eluding, obstructing a police officer causing injury, and resisting.

According to court records, Gray was previously convicted of a felony firearms offense, assault with a dangerous weapon, and firing a weapon at a building, WJBK reported.

She also has a history of retail fraud, and was on probation at the time of the incident.

Investigators have requested an additional retail fraud warrant for the suspect.

Gray’s defense attorney argued that her client is a single mother-of-four, and asked that she be released without bond.

The judge denied her request, and set Gray’s bail at $50,000.

She faces up to five years in prison if she is convicted.

You can watch dashcam footage of the officer’s encounter with Gray in the video below:

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sbuckner021
sbuckner021

idiot.

Ibizian
Ibizian

Gotta love those cousins of @HighestCommDemonator acting like animals again!

flybynight
flybynight

"According to court records, Gray was previously convicted of a felony firearms offense, assault with a dangerous weapon, and firing a weapon at a building, WJBK reported.

She also has a history of retail fraud, and was on probation at the time of the incident.

Investigators have requested an additional retail fraud warrant for the suspect".

Very checkered past I'd say. 🙄

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

fn

Repubic*of*USA1
Repubic*of*USA1

Guess the judge will lighten up on her since she is another single black mother with kids from different fathers and don't know where the fathers are and no one to watch the kids while she takes a 5 year vacation. This story also happens to white families too. Court system are way to lean on mother's taken the law into their own hands. Hell she already has a lawyer, of course we the law abiding citizens have to pay for him too.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Gray? I think they mean black

Mike bass
Mike bass

Oh great Michigan... they'll let her off with a light slap on the wrist

Jkemme
Jkemme

If she was so poor and struggling with her kids, how did she afford to have a lawyer with her when she turned herself in to the police. Don't know of any lawyers who work for free before you are arrested.

Ngtowl1966
Ngtowl1966

Turned a misdemeanor into a felony,what an idiot,thank the Lord the officer is ok

Kevcali
Kevcali

Only looking at 5 years? WTF? How many strikes does it take? She's a great model for those kids. Put her away and protect those kids from her

bryantrent
bryantrent

Here Lawyer is a loser too she has lost custody of here kids

gfc1963
gfc1963

Well there you go. She must be the brains of the family!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect.

DarrellB
DarrellB

I will say it AGAIN ! ! ! NEVER EVER, EVER, EVER..... reach into a vehicle that YOU do NOT have positive control over. NEVER, EVER DO IT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Please sterilize this piece of shit breeder!!!

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Doctors Orders: immediate lobotomy followed by hysterectomy.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

They need to lock her ass up, remove and block her from getting public assistance and also remove her uterus!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Officer wasn't dragged. Officer chose to hold onto a motor vehicle as it started moving. Officer acted stupidly.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Awwww, defense attorney argues that "she's a single mother of four" and should have a "get out of jail free" card. PU-LEASE!! She's definitely not mother-of-the-year as her attorney would like us to believe!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

She’s going to prison and the kids are going to foster care and will terrorize a new school.

Bad people are typically bad parents and they produce bad children.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Amazing how the single felon of four kids can afford a nicer vehicle that I can afford.

Texaslawman
Texaslawman

I got dragged 1/4 mile by an idiot trying to get out of a ticket. He is currently doing 99 years as a guest of the state. She deserves the same.