Hero Security Guard Saves Colleagues' Lives in Terrifying Bank Raid
Updated: Mar 17, 2019
A security guard is being hailed a hero for saving his colleagues' lives after shooting a 'drugged-up' bank robber.
Brian Harrison will not face criminal charges after firing two shots and fatally injuring the masked man.
The incident occurred at the Alpine Bank in Rockford, Illinois.
Police say 34-year-old Laurence Turner, from Rockford, tried to rob the bank on Friday afternoon.
He is said to have fired a shot at the ceiling.
In the clip, Turner can be seen shooting into the air and it is at this point that Harrison and Turner exchange gunfire.
After guns are fired, Turner turns and tries to flee from the bank, but collapses from his rooms in the doorway.
Turner was on drugs at the time of the shooting and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
No employees were injured during the incident and no customers inside the bank were hurt.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said: "There is no doubt in my mind that 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."
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A professionally-trained security guard will quickly respond to any situation that may arise on your business premises. For example, in a situation like this one, who knows what may have taken place until the local police arrived.