Man shot by TPD facing upgraded charges

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 21:27:39-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man who was shot by police after hitting an officer with a car in November 2017 has been charged with attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

Deshone Elesquail Donald, 30, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Saturday on the latest charge, attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

He was already in jail for the same Nov. 30, 2017, incident and remained there Monday with an additional $50,000 bond.

Two of his previous charges each has bonds of $5,000: aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and felony fleeing or attempting to elude an officer.

In November, Tallahassee Police Department officers patrolling in the Bond Community tried to stop Donald when they noted he was driving a car that had fled from a traffic stop earlier that day.

At that time, Donald was out on bond for a domestic battery by strangulation charge.

As Donald fled officers a second time, a Leon County Sheriff's Office helicopter tracked his car to a parking spot within a complex on Moon Lane. Trying to escape, officers say, Donald drove his car into several cars and hit an officer.

Officers opened fire and hit him. The officer struck by Donald's car was treated at a hospital for his injuries and released.

On Dec. 4, 2017, Donald was released from Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, where he received treatment for his injuries, and was booked into the Leon County jail.

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