Metro Police Officer Will Not be Charged in Deadly Alpine Bank Shooting

WARNING: Story contains graphic video of shooting

ROCKFORD - WARNING:  This story contains graphic video of a shooting death.  It was distributed to show that a security guard's actions in use of deadly force were justified.  Viewer discretion is advised.

The Metro Security Officer who shot and killed an armed bank robber after the robber pointed a gun and fired at him will not be charged in the shooting.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney's office has determined the use of deadly force was justified given the life-threatening danger the bank robber presented.

34-year-old Laurence Turner entered the bank on North Mulford Road in the late afternoon of January 20th and fired a shot into the ceiling.  Video shows him shooting once into the air, and that's when security officer Brian Harrison and Turner exchange gunfire before Turner then attempts to flee, collapsing from his wounds in the doorway.  He died at the scene.

Turner is also suspected of other bank robberies in the area, two of which involved gunshots into the ceiling of the bank.


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