COLUMBUS, Ga — WRBL now knows the name of the Columbus Police Officer shot Friday afternoon. In a story viewers heard first on News 3, the shooting led to a four hour standoff in Midtown.
One day after the stand-off started, the scene was calm in the 3300 block of Hilton Avenue. The only sign of trouble was some police presence at the home where the stand-off happened.
Officer Joshua McQuien was one of the officers who responded to a burglar alarm call yesterday. He was shot in the chest, but a bulletproof vest saved his life.
“We’re just happy that it worked out the way it did. We didn’t have to injure anybody. We didn’t have any officers injured worse than they already were. We’re happy with the outcome,” says Police Chief Ricky Boren.
Police arrested 34 year old Daniel Crisp around 6 last night. He faces burglary and aggravated assault on a peace officer charges. The investigation continues.
Police believe the burglary was an isolated incident in the area. Chief Boren called the case a “crime of opportunity.”