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Officer in Russell Jr. case was involved with 2008 police shooting

Incident happened back in November of 2008

PEORIA, IL - WMBD is now learning one of the officers who shot and killed Eddie Russell Jr. last month was also involved in another police-involved shooting.

Officer Sean Johnston was involved in a deadly shooting back on November 1st, 2008.

According to the Peoria Journal Star, police were searching for the man who shot a patrol car with an AK-47. When police found the suspect, Demeteric Mobley, he started shooting at them. Officers shot back at Mobley and killed him.

Last month Russell reportedly held a bank at gunpoint. Police fired 18 times at Russell after a police standoff, eventually killing him.

Johnston and 5 other officers involved in the shooting are all on administrative leave.


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