Rockford, IL - Newly released video shows a security guard, who is a retired deputy, gunning down a bank robber just after the robber entered Alpine Bank.
The initial incident occurred in January, but the video has just now been released. It was also announced that that guard would not face any charges for using deadly force to defend the lives of the people in the bank.
WIFR reports that Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said,"There is no doubt in my mind the actions of Brian Harrison saved the lives of those that were employees in the Alpine Bank location on that date and saved his own life."
The security footage shows the masked robber, Laurence Turner, coming in, shooting once into the ceiling, then at retired Winnebago County Deputy Brian Harrison.
Harrison reacted instantly, shooting the gunman DRT.
"They are taught generally to shoot center mass in the body. This is a very dynamic, fluid situation and he's doing what he was trained for 30 years to do and it was eliminate and take care of the threat," Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said.
An autopsy report shows that Laurence Turner was high on drugs at the time of the shooting. Turner has also been linked to several other bank robberies.
Great job by retired Deputy Brian Harrison, who didn't let retirement stop him from continuing to be a hero.
You can see the video of the shooting here:
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