Man accused of shooting Columbus officer makes first court appearance

Man accused of shooting Columbus officer makes first court appearance
34-year-old Daniel Ray Crisp. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
34-year-old Daniel Ray Crisp. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
Daniel Ray Crisp stole a scooter from a home on 18th Ave. Friday. (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Daniel Ray Crisp stole a scooter from a home on 18th Ave. Friday. (Source: Columbus Police Department)
The home on the 3300 block of Hilton Ave. where Officer Joshua McQuien was shot Friday. (Source: JT Fellows/WTVM)
The home on the 3300 block of Hilton Ave. where Officer Joshua McQuien was shot Friday. (Source: JT Fellows/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The man accused of shooting a Columbus police officer made his first appearance in court Saturday morning.

Daniel Ray Crisp, age 34, appeared in recorder's court Saturday to face a judge for the first time after he shot a Columbus police officer Friday afternoon in the 3300 block of Hilton Ave.

Bond was set for $400,000 and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. Crisp is charged with aggravated assault with a gun on a police officer.

Crisp stole a scooter from a home on 18th Ave. then attempted to burglarize a home in the 3300 block of Hilton Ave.

When Columbus Police Officer Joshua McQuien entered the home, Crisp shot McQuien. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and the bullet did not penetrate the officer. McQuien has been released from the hospital and will make a full recovery.

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