Additional Details in Trooper-Involved Shooting Near Moorhead Released

From left, Domonique Crayton and Melody Gray Photo: Clay County Jail
From left, Domonique Crayton and Melody Gray

March 08, 2018 11:51 AM

Additional information has been released in the investigation into a state trooper-involved shooting near Moorhead Monday.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 30-year-old Melody Gray, of Milwaukee, allegedly pulled a gun on a trooper who'd stopped to help after her vehicle spun out Interstate 94.

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Court documents say the incident happened when the trooper discovered the car was stolen and tried to arrest the male passenger, 29-year-old Domonique Crayton, also of Wisconsin.

Authorities said Gray, who was the driver, tried to shoot the trooper, but the gun didn't fire. That's when the trooper shot Gray in the arm.

Investigators said she then took off into a nearby field but was found and taken to the hospital, where she remained Thursday morning.

According to a criminal complaint, Gray was charged by warrant with first-degree attempted murder, unlawfully possessing a firearm and receiving stolen property.

Crayton is in the Clay County Jail on first-degree damage to property, receiving stolen property, giving an officer a false name/birthdate/identification card, and obstructing the legal process charges, according to a criminal complaint.

Both Crayton and Gray have outstanding warrants in Wisconsin for felony charges including kidnapping.

The Minnesota trooper involved has been identified as Mark Peterson. He was not hurt and is on standard, paid leave as the investigation continues. The BCA reports there is dash cam video of the shooting.

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