A good guy with a gun beat a bad guy with a gun.
Back on January 20, masked gunman Laurence Turner stormed Alpine Bank and shot the ceiling, making his presence known before aiming at Metro Enforcement security officer Brian Harrison.
According to WIFR.com, Harrison, a former Winnebago County deputy, jumped into action and shot his attacker.
Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said, “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.”
Turner, who was on drugs at the time, was shot twice and died at the scene. In addition to this attempted robbery, police linked Turner to a series of other armed robberies in 2016.
The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Harrison's actions were justified.
“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,” Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said.