COLUMBUS – Columbus Police say that they have apprehended some people who may have not come to the Columbus Downtown area for civil protest but other reasons.
Detectives followed up with a vehicle search today and found numerous items: bats, rocks, meat cleavers, axes, clubs and other projectiles.
They also arrested a man after he was seen waving a gun out the window during protests.
During civil unrest in the downtown area last night, May 31, 2020 at 8:15pm, 22-year-old Nathaniel Ray Shepherd Jr. of Columbus was seen waving a gun out of an SUV window and failed to stop for police when signaled at Broad St. & 4th St.
The white SUV took off but was stopped by officers a short time later.
Officers recovered a loaded Glock 9mm handgun (2 regular magazines & 1 thirty round magazine), a loaded AK47 pistol, an unloaded .22 AR-style pistol, a bag of suspected powder cocaine & $818 cash.
Sheppard was arrested & charged with felony failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. The investigation is ongoing
More charges on both incidents are planned.