Posted May 31, 2016 2:01 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an armed bank robber outside Cincinnati, OH was “absolutely justified” in his response to the situation, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Friday.

Cincinnati Police Officer Kevin Hankerson was off-duty, working as a security guard at the Fifth Third bank in Madisonville, OH Wednesday when Terry Frost III entered the bank wearing a hoodie and a mask and brandishing a weapon.

Surveillance video shows Frost vaulting over the bank’s service counter and making a motion with his hand, indicating he had a weapon, which he had concealed with a grocery bag over his arm.

“He was in a full sprint and vaulted himself over the counter,” Deters said. “He was going after something. This was not normal.”

Once Frost breached the counter, Hankerson, 55, heroically leapt to action; pushing the bank teller out of the way and confronting Frost with his gun drawn.

The gun used in the robbery was a .38 caliber Derringer, Deters said, but luckily, Frost loaded it with the wrong ammunition.

“There was a strike mark on the firing pin,” Deters said. “He is literally almost jerking his arm forward as he …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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