Trial continues for Park Forest cop in WWII vet death

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PARK FOREST, Ill. -- The trial began Tuesday for the Park Forest police officer who shot and killed a 95-year-old World War Two vet in 2013.

The court will decide whether Officer Craig Taylor acted out of a reasonable fear for his life, when he shot five beanbag rounds at John Wrana.

Police were called to Wrana's assisted-living facility when he refused to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.  By the time police arrived, Wrana was wielding a 7-inch knife and threatening police with it.

Police tried to subdue him with a taser, but it failed.  Taylor had orders to shoot if the taser didn't work.

Wrana died 5 hours later.

Taylor is charged with reckless conduct.

Wrana's family has filed a lawsuit against Taylor and Park Forest that has been put on hold until the criminal case concludes.

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