"Deputy Martin stated that the suspect vehicle continued driving toward him, and he was in fear of severe injury or death, so he discharged his firearm in the direction of the driver of the vehicle," the complaint said. "He believed that he fired three to five shots."
The deputy in the other marked car, Lt. Tim Mohr, pursued the car as it sped west on West Lind Street and turned south on to Lake Street heading into North Mankato. Mohr reported he forced the car off the road, causing it to go up a steep driveway at a high rate of speed and crash after going over a retaining wall.
No officers were injured during the incident. Injuries suffered by McDonald and Mohamed resulted from the crash.
Seventeen small bags of methamphetamine, weighing a total of about 7 grams, and a loaded handgun were found in McDonald's car when it was searched, the complaint said.
McDonald has been charged with first-degree assault including using deadly force against and officer, first- and second-degree drug sales and being a felon in possession of a firearm.