BOSSIER CITY, La. (WOOD) – A parole absconder from Walker has been identified as the man who was shot and killed by police after robbing a shoe store in Louisiana Thursday.
Larry Allan Jerrils, 58, of Walker, had been at a Payless ShoeSource in Bossier City, east of Shreveport, La., when police responded to a silent alarm call around 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the Bossier City Police Department.
Police tried to make contact with Jerrils when he ran out of the store through a parking lot and around a building when he showed officers a firearm. Then shots were fired and Jerrils was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.
The two officers involved in the case have been placed on administrative leave pending investigation, which are standard procedures when officers are involved in shootings.
Jerrils was paroled on September 11, 2012 to Kent County. The last time he met with his parole agent was on June 4, 2014. On June 5, Jerrils cut of his GPS tether and then a warrant for his arrest was issued.
His parole agent left Jerills a voice mail to turn himself in. On June 9, authorities talked to family members who indicated he may have been heading to Florida because his daughter lives there. There were no indications he was heading to Louisiana.
Here is the lifelong criminal history of Jerrils provided by the Michigan Departments of Corrections:
• 1973 – Grand Rapids: convicted of receiving stolen property (felony), sentenced to 75 days in jail.
• 1974 – Newaygo County: convicted of bank robbery, sentenced to 4 to 10 years, served 8 years.
• 1983 – Kent County: found guilty of breaking and entering a building, sentenced to $300 probation.
• 1990 – Kent County: found guilty of armed robbery, sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison.
• 2000 – Kent County: found guilty of 1st degree felony home invasion and 1st degree criminal sexual conduct sentenced to 5 to 15 years, this is the sentence he was currently on parole for.
• 2014 – Kent County: arrested for larceny, this case has not been settled yet.