LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – A Longmont man is in jail after police say he shot a stun gun at his grandmother.

Alec Arapahoe, 20, is facing several charges, including assault, false imprisonment and underage possession of alcohol.

Police say Arapahoe went to his grandmother’s home on Pratt Street just before midnight on Saturday. They believe he was drunk when he got into an argument with his grandmother and great aunt. Both women are in their 60s. Police say he kept the women from leaving and held the stun gun to his head.

“He pushed his grandmother and his aunt into a chair, he threatened them with a Taser, and at one point fired the Taser into a wall near them,” Cmdr. Jeff Satur with Longmont police said. “The grandmother saw that as her opportunity to make an escape shortly thereafter. The individual took it and drove it into her back and activated the Taser as she was running out the door.”

Arapahoe was arrested a short time later at a nearby King Soopers. Police say they recovered the stun gun.

The suspect’s grandmother is expected to recover.


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