August 9, 2023

Columbus Police Officer Injured While Arresting Armed Suspect

Morgan Howard

On August 9, near 12:13 p.m., Columbus Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to the area of Short Main Street and 21 Street South in reference to shots fired and an armed suspect in the area.
Officers arrived to find a man armed with a shotgun, pistol, two knives, and also wearing a ballistic vest.
Upon their investigation, it was found the suspect had discharged one of the firearms within the city limits.
While attempting to disarm the subject, the encounter became physical, resulting in one Columbus Police Officer being injured.
The suspect, identified as 41-year-old LaQuin Richardson was taken into custody and charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey, and resisting arrest.

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