Did Greenville Police Know About Criminal Record of the Man Shot Thursday?

In light of the shooting that occurred Thursday on Greenville Boulevard, WITN checked into the criminal history of 34-year-old Kerry Turner, the man authorities tried serving involuntary commitment orders to earlier that morning.

According to the Department of Corrections, Turner had been in and out of jail on a variety of offenses since 1992. Convictions ranging from simple assault, to assaulting a police officer, D.W.I. offenses, as well as several breaking and enterings.

The Greenville Police Department says they had reason to believe Turner would be cooperative when they tried to approach him Thursday morning. That's because Turner went ahead and committed himself Wednesday night, but later came home that same night. That's when involuntary commitment orders were issued.