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Press Release-Alpine Bank Investigation


Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Alpine Bank Presser

March 14th, 2017

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that the Metro Security Guard involved in a fatal shooting at the Alpine Bank location on North Mulford Road January 20th, 2017, has been cleared.  An investigation into the guard’s use of deadly force shows that he was justified when he shot and killed armed robbery suspect Laurence R. Turner (D.O.B. 7/31/1982).  

 

            Rockford Police responded to a call for an armed robbery at the Alpine Bank around 4pm on January 20th, 2017.  Security footage shows Laurence R. Turner went inside the business armed with a gun and wearing a mask.  He fired a shot into the air, then pointed his gun and fired at the Metro Security Guard who was on duty at the time.  The guard returned fire and hit Turner, subsequently resulting in Turner’s death. The incident was investigated by the Rockford Police Department and reviewed by the State’s Attorney’s Office and it was determined that the use of deadly force was justified.  

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Chief of Criminal

Marilyn Hite Ross

815-319-4700



Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444
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