Crime

Discussion outside of Olde Towne Drive apartment leads to gun pointing

A conversation between two Olde Towne Drive apartment tenants turned violent Monday when one of the men allegedly aimed a pistol at the other, Columbus police said.

Officials say the lone suspect is a 5-foot-7 black man named Star Carlise who is between 47 and 48 years old and weighs 150 pounds. According to a report, he lives in Apartment B in the 6200 block of Olde Towne Drive.

Police have made no arrests in relation to the Monday incident.

While in the yard outside of his home, the 56-year-old Columbus man asked Carlise about a drone he was flying earlier that day, officials said. Afterward, the suspect reportedly became irritate, officers said in a report.

At 6:15 p.m., Carlise supposedly went to his black Chrysler 300, retrieved a green semi-automatic, "cocked the pistol" and pointed it directly at the man in the 6200 block of Olde Towne Drive, according to the offense report.

That's when the victim showed the alleged gunman that his hands were empty and told Carlise, "All I have are my hands."

He went on to say that they could solve their issues without a weapon, police said.

The suspect later fled the scene in his black Chrysler 300.

Reports indicate that the man was injured but didn't receive medical treatment. Officials didn't mention how the victim was harmed in the report.

On Monday, an officer was called to the scene at about 6:25 p.m. in reference to the dispute.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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