Hilton Ave burglary suspect in court Wednesday

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – The man accused of shooting a Columbus police officer responding to a home burglary on Hilton Avenue last Friday, made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

34-year-old Daniel Crisp pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from the incident, that lead to an hours long standoff with police.

Officer Daniel McQuein was shot when he and another officer responded to a burglary alarm at the home. According to detectives in court, Crisp punched holes in an upstairs bathroom wall and set up two shotguns to give him a clear shot at anyone who came up the stairs.

They say he also flooded the upstairs bathroom using the shower. This case was bound over to Superior Court.

Fortunately, Officer McQuein only suffered some bruising, since his ballistic vest completely caught the bullet.

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