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Alec Eric Arapahoe (Longmont Police Department)

Alec Eric Arapahoe (Longmont Police Department)

LONGMONT, Colo. – A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after he shot his grandmother in the back with a stun gun.

Police said Alec Eric Arapahoe arrived at his grandmother’s house Saturday night and reportedly smelled of alcohol.

His grandmother and great aunt told police that when they demanded Arapahoe turn over his stun gun because he appeared to be drunk, he became physically angry with them and prevented them from leaving.

According to a police report, when Arapahoe’s relatives tried to call police, the suspect took their phones from them.

Police said Arapahoe then fired his stun gun at the wall behind the table the two women were sitting at. The suspect’s 66-year-old grandmother tried to run out of the apartment to seek help, and that’s when her grandson fired the stun gun and shot her in the back.

The suspect’s grandmother told police that it hurt and she remembered her back muscles tightening up. Despite being struck by the stun gun, she was able to leave the apartment and call police.

Police arrested Arapahoe nearby who they said still had the stun gun probe with him.

Arapahoe was taken to the Boulder County jail where he is now facing several charges including third-degree assault, use of a stun gun, false imprisonment and obstruction of a telephone.