Former Canton figure skater, 17, charged in assault of father

April 22, 2021, 7:34 AM

A 17-year-old Canton girl is being charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm after an incident Monday in which her father leapt onto the hood of the car she was driving, and she failed to stop. 

The alleged assault, captured by a neighbor (Photo: Fox 2 video)

Jenna Shi is being charged as an adult by the Wayne County Prosecutor's office in the incident involving Guangjie Shi, 50. 

Fox 2 reports

Investigators say 50-year-old Guangjie Shi allegedly jumped on the hood of the car Jenna was driving at the intersection of Stanton and Liberty Monday afternoon.  Jenna allegedly kept driving, throwing her father from the vehicle and severely injuring him.

The Wayne County Prosecutor says the facts of the case reflect a family in crisis. Police have been called to the home a dozen times according to court testimony on Wednesday.

"I think that when you see a problem it’s not to be ignored, something that happens again and again," said neighbor Divya Chadha. "It becomes a pattern in your behavior. It is not just an outburst, it's not something little at that point."

Shi was apparently a talented skater, representing the Arctic Figure Ice Skating Club in Canton. A YouTube video shows her competing at the U.S. Junior Nationals in 2018, where she finished 12th.

Read more:  Fox 2 Detroit

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