Eldery Woman Arrested after Pointing Gun at Officer Created by kblakeslee on 8/29/2013 12:38:37 PM
YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) _ Central Indiana police say an 83-year-old woman who pointed a handgun at a police officer during a confrontation is lucky the officer showed restraint and didn't shoot her.
Yorktown police Chief Todd St. John says officer Blake Barnard would have been ``fully justified'' if he had opened fire on Loraine Greer when she pointed a gun at him Wednesday outside a business.
He tells The Star Press the officer showed ``tremendous restraint'' in not shooting Greer, who was arrested faces preliminary charges of pointing a firearm, intimidation with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.
Court documents say officers were called to a tool and die business after Greer allegedly threatened to shoot its owner.