James Harrison Wiki – James Harrison Biography
James Harrison the suspect – In a Rhode Island shooting, two individuals were killed and a youngster was injured after a disagreement over the alleged gunman peering into a neighbor’s house.
The alleged gunman, 52-year-old James Harrison, was also shot and killed by police after a chase and standoff at the Johnston-Cranston city boundary, according to WPRI. The victims have not been recognized, however, according to sources, one of the fatalities is Harrison’s mother, with whom he shared 4 Ligian Court.
The second victim, according to police, was an adult who lived next door to Harrison and his mother at 2 Ligian Court. While it is unclear what led to the killings, various sources informed WPRI that Harrison was caught peeping into a neighbor’s window earlier this week.
James Harrison was 52 years old.
Two people were killed and a 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting in Rhode Island; police say the suspect is also dead
Police were called to Harrison’s home around midnight Tuesday, but he refused to answer the door, according to police and sources. A neighbor reported hearing a loud noise around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday before seeing Harrison depart his home before responders arrived. Chief Mark Vieira of the Johnston Police Department said his department responded to two 911 complaints for shots fired at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, one of which came from 2 Ligian Court.
Police promptly issued a search warrant for Harrison, and an off-duty officer discovered his vehicle parked in a cemetery. When officers arrived, Harrison “drove at these police officers head-on towards their vehicles, nearly striking them,” according to Cranston Police Chief Michael Winquist. “There was a chase after that incident.”
Police after Harrison along Plainfield Pike, where he allegedly drove recklessly and even clipped a Cranston police cruiser before jumping the center median and collapsing into a rock, according to officials. He was shortly encircled by police, who instructed him to exit the vehicle. He eventually got out and aimed a gun at the officers, who shot and killed him. There did not appear to be any officers harmed, though some were sent to local hospitals for evaluation.