- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

BENTON, Ark. (AP) - Police have identified a man who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer during a bank robbery as a 58-year-old Grant County man.

Police in Benton say the man had demanded money at gunpoint at a First Simmons Bank Friday afternoon when the officer intervened in the attempted robbery and shot Joseph Edward Turner Jr.

Turner later died at a hospital.

No other injuries are reported.

The officer’s name hasn’t been released. Police spokesman Matt Burks said the officer is on paid leave pending an investigation.

The shooting is the third officer-involved fatal shooting in Benton in two months.


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