A 95-yr-old WWII veteran has been shot to death after refusing to provide a urine sample to staff at the hospital where he was staying.
The refusal eventually led staff to call the police and report him for being “combative.”
A Park Forest police officer has been acquitted in the death of a 95-year-old WWII veteran. Officer Craig Taylor was acquitted Wednesday of reckless conduct, the one charge he faced for the negligent killing of another human being.
John W. Rana Jr., 95, was killed during an altercation with Park Forest police when they responded a call at his retirement apartment in June of 2013.
John Wrana, Jr., was just days away from celebrating his 96th birthday as one of the oldest living World War 2 veterans.
He was staying at the Park Forest Assisted Living Center in Park Forest, Illinois.
He was alone in his hospital room when the staff believed he was suffering from a urinary tract infection.
Police officers eventually showed up to the scene to try to get John to cooperate and take the urine sample.
They decided to use force on John since he refused to leave his room.
That’s when Officer Taylor pulled out his 12 gauge shotgun and opened fire on John.
He continued pumping five rounds into John’s body with bean bags from a distance of only six to eight feet away.
That distance is far less than the permissible distance for shooting people with “non-lethal” weapons, according to reports.
John Wrana fell to the ground and bled to death from the shotgun wounds, according to reports….
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