A security guard has been caught on camera shooting a bank robber dead after the criminal threatened customers and tellers with a gun.
Serial armed robber Laurence Turner, 34, walked into Alpine Bank in Rockford, Illinois, armed with a gun and wearing a ski mask.
As he pointed his pistol at staff behind the counter, Brian Harrison whipped out his gun and shot the criminal dead – all of which was caught on security footage.
The incident occurred on January 20, and the hero security guard had been sweating over whether or not charges would be brought against him.
But Winnebago County State Attorney Joe Bruscato confirmed yesterday that he acted in self-defense and in the defense of others and will therefore face no charges.