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RPD officer released from hospital after shooting

Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot earlier this month. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.) Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot earlier this month. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.)
Tamar X. Harris, 20, was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court officials. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.) Tamar X. Harris, 20, was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court officials. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.)

A Richmond Police officer injured in a shooting in the line of duty is out of the hospital after two weeks of treatment, according to police.

Master Officer William Turner was released from VCU Medical Center and is now at a different medical center to continue his recovery, according to Richmond Police.

The alleged shooter, Tamar X. Harris was arraigned earlier this week on charges of aggravated assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court officials. Richmond prosecutor Mike Holloman says he will ask the grand jury to return indictments of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer against Harris.

Turner was in the hospital for two weeks due to the January 2 shooting. Police say Harris, 20, shot Officer Turner first before Turner fired back injuring Harris.

Harris appeared before a Richmond General District Court judge by video conference Tuesday morning. He was denied bond and appointed public defender Matthew Bingham.His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 5 at 9:30 a.m.

A fundraiser for Officer Turner will be held Sunday at the Home Team Grill in the Fan. The restaurant plans to auction off sports items. Gobble says the money from the auction and 10 percent of all food sales will go to Officer Turner. Doors open at 10 a.m., but checks can be sent to the Line of Duty Support Fund at the following address:

Richmond Virginia Fire Police Credit Union

Line of Duty Support Fund

200 West Grace Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Make sure you put Officer William Turner's name in the memo section.

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