Fort Dodge Pursuit Ends In Driver's Self-Inflicted Gunshot
May 10, 2021
FORT DODGE, Iowa - On May 9th, 2021, at about 2:44 pm, a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol stopped a gold 2012 Chevy Impala in Carroll, Iowa for a tinted window violation. After making contact with the driver, the Trooper requested a K-9. The K-9 indicated on the outside of the vehicle and Troopers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. The driver then sped off, leading Troopers on a chase from Carroll to Fort Dodge, a distance of approximately 60 miles, at speeds over 100 mph at times.
As the driver approached Fort Dodge on Old Highway 20 near Highway 169, the Iowa State Patrol made intentional vehicle contact with the fleeing car. The driver went into the ditch ending the pursuit. Troopers approached the vehicle and found the driver with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A loaded .45 caliber handgun was recovered next to the driver in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Isiah Christopher Mosely, age 18, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Mosely was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa where he is being treated for his injuries.
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