New charges, suspect in Eagle Grove officer-involved shooting

Attempted murder charge added

EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) named a new suspect and new charges for a suspect previously named in a Sept. 15 deputy-involved shooting that temporarily put area schools on lockdown.

Fort Dodge man Shawn McMillan, 31, has been charged with attempted murder in addition to the previously charged escape from custody, a class D felony, after authorities said he tried to hit Wright County Deputy Darren Robinson with his own patrol vehicle. McMillan is held in Hamilton County Jail without bond.

Alleged accomplice Keaton Robinson, a Fort Dodge passenger arrested during what started as a traffic stop, has been charged with possession of a firearm as a felon and is held in Wright County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Shortly after 1:45 p.m. Sept. 15. the traffic stop initiated by Deputy Robinson escalated on Iowa Highway 17 at 10th Street Northwest after McMillan was stopped for driving while barred in Iowa. During the stop, Deputy Robinson determined that McMillan and passenger Keaton Robinson were suspects in a gun-related disturbance in Goldfield.

After being handcuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of the deputy’s patrol vehicle, authorities allege McMillan worked his handcuffs in front of his body, jumped the console of the squad vehicle, drove at and hit the deputy. Deputy Robinson fired one round at McMillan, who was not hit, in response.

The deputy was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released. No serious injuries were reported.

McMillan abandoned the Wright County Sheriff’s vehicle a short distance later and fled on foot. He was later arrested at 309 S. Caldwell Ave. in Eagle Grove without incident.

Keaton Robinson, 30, was handcuffed and stood in front of the patrol vehicle before the incident as the deputy searched their vehicle, reports said.

As a precaution, Eagle Grove schools were placed on lockdown for most of that afternoon.

The gun-related incident in Goldfield remains under investigation. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Eagle Grove Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.


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