After pursuing a man along the tree line of Gentian Village apartments early today, Columbus police Tased and arrested the suspect wanted for choking and shooting at a woman Friday on Midland Chase Loop, officers said.
Police report they were patrolling around the 3860 Gentian Blvd. apartment complex looking for James Robert Shue, 52, a homeless man wanted for choking and shooting at a 27-year-old woman shortly after 11 a.m. Friday on Midland Chase Loop.
Officers saw Shue, who immediately ran from them, they said. When next he came into view, they saw that he was carrying something “silver in color,” they said. When police identified themselves and called him over, he ran away again. “The subject ran from police almost around the entire apartment complex,” they reported.
Next they caught up with him as he ran toward Gentian Boulevard, and when he appeared to point the object in his hands toward the officers, he was Tased and arrested, they said.
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His charges include aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, using a firearm to commit a crime, prowling and obstructing police, investigators said.
The victim in the aggravated stalking case is a 41-year-old woman who lives at the Midland Chase Loop residence where Shue allegedly assaulted the 27-year-old woman on Friday, said police, who described the incident as an attack related to family violence.