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Columbus police officer shot Friday ID'd, releases statement

Joshua McQuien, officer who was shot on Hilton Ave. Friday. (Source: Josh McQuien/Facebook) Joshua McQuien, officer who was shot on Hilton Ave. Friday. (Source: Josh McQuien/Facebook)
Officer Joshua McQuien's Facebook post reflecting on Friday's shooting. (Source: Joshua McQuien/Facebook) Officer Joshua McQuien's Facebook post reflecting on Friday's shooting. (Source: Joshua McQuien/Facebook)
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)
34-year-old Daniel Ray Crisp. (Source: Muscogee County Jail) 34-year-old Daniel Ray Crisp. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus police officer who was shot Friday afternoon on Hilton Ave. has been identified, according to a police report.

Officer Joshua McQuien was shot by 34-year-old Daniel Ray Crisp Friday afternoon at a home on the 3300 block of Hilton Ave.

McQuien was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time and the bullet did not penetrate his body. He was sent to the hospital. He was later released and will make a full recovery.

McQuien posted to Facebook Saturday morning reflecting on the scary situation Friday afternoon.

Just wanted to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support! God was definitely watching over me yesterday...and I don't say that lightly because any little difference in anything at the time could have been a whole different story.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. 

I pray daily for the safety of all LEO'S especially my LEO family here. I'm glad it ended peacefully and no one else had too get hurt. I also pray for the one who's life will be forever changed because of a decision that was made to pull the trigger. I pray he finds a peace in God that I've found many years ago. Once again thank you all for your outpouring of love and support.

[RELATED: Man accused of shooting Columbus officer makes first court appearance]

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