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Suspect in Richmond Police shooting faces upgraded charges

Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot in the line of duty in January. He is recovering and making plans to rejoin active duty. (Source: Richmond Police Dept./YouTube) Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot in the line of duty in January. He is recovering and making plans to rejoin active duty. (Source: Richmond Police Dept./YouTube)
Tamar X. Harris, 20, was indicted on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court records. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.) Tamar X. Harris, 20, was indicted on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court records. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A man accused of shooting a Richmond Police officer in January now faces more serious charges.

A Richmond grand jury indicted Tamar Harris on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Harris is accused of shooting Officer Turner several times after a call in the Fulton neighborhood. 

Officer Turner still has one last surgery to go, but plans to come back to the police force, he said in a new YouTube video posted by the Richmond Police Department on Friday.

"I was just doing a job and trying to serve people as best I could," said Turner in the video. "It was just part of the job. The outcome is amazing to me. I never expected all this outpouring [of support]. I never did."

Click here to watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/NFCwEVGxowc

Turner went to the home on Fulton Street on Jan. 2 in response to a call for an emotional crisis. When he arrived, the suspect fired at Turner and Turner fired back, police said. Turner was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but was released two weeks later

Since then, the community has come together to support Turner. Dozens turned out for a fundraiser, including Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and get well cards have flooded into his home. Turner and his wife, Patricia, thank the community in the video for their thoughts, cards and prayers.

"You don't know that you actually help people until they tell you later," said Turner. "Times like this come, that's when you hear about it. They're talking about what you did for them."

Harris was hospitalized, but has since been released and is now in jail.

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