Here is a follow-up to a story I reported on December 7: "Officers' Lives Carelessly Placed in Danger." One month before an ex-con got into a shootout with Columbus Division of Police officers and Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies, a CPD officer responded to a complaint involving Brandon Roje Johnson, the shooter, and his 20-year-old girlfriend. A witness, the young woman's grandmother, told the officer the couple "were arguing when she saw the suspect (Johnson) pull out a handgun and hold it down by his leg." Why wasn't Johnson arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and weapons under disability? Had Johnson been arrested, it is unlikely the shootout wouldn't have occurred, placing the officers' and deputies' lives in danger. Here is what I discovered.
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MAN PULLS GUN ON FIRST RESPONDERS
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