Magazine article American Libraries

Library Guard Shoots at Fleeing Patron

Magazine article American Libraries

Library Guard Shoots at Fleeing Patron

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An on-duty security guard at the Anderson County (S.C.) Library January 6 shot at a woman who set off the library's alarm as she fled the facility late in the afternoon. James Turner fired the single gunshot as the woman, who had ignored his repeated commands to stop, drove her sedan directly at him, forcing him to jump aside.

The bullet damaged the driver's-side door, but whether the unidentified woman was hurt is not known. No one noted the vehicle's license-plate number, and the library discovered that the security cameras lacked videotape that day due to officials complying with an unrelated subpoena from the county sheriff's office. As of mid-February, police were seeking the driver for assault with a deadly weapon, library Director Carl Stone told AL.

Although it is not known why the woman fled in the first place, Turner speculated in the January 9 Anderson Independent Mail that she was running from something more serious than getting caught with a stolen book, and that she told him to stop chasing her. …

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