NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — One person was killed and an officer was shot late Sunday following an officer-involved shooting in Norfolk.
According to police, someone on 14th Bay Street called police around 11 p.m. about a man acting abnormally. Responding officers were told a man armed with a gun had entered a nearby home.
Police say the officers tried to confront the man, but he fired at one of the officers and hit him in the ballistic vest.
An officer returned fire and hit the suspect. This officer has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation, according to police.
Police say officers attempted to give the suspect first aid, but he died at the scene.
The officer who was shot was taken to the hospital for treatment, and later released.
A police spokesperson said the officer is a sergeant and veteran with more than 20 years of experience with Norfolk police.
10 On Your Side talked to a woman who said she was having a bonfire when a man came up to her saying someone was trying to him and that he had been living in the dumpsters.
“It’s scary, you know? Do I need to go buy a gun? Do I need to do something else to protect myself? I can’t sit in my front yard anymore and have a fire?” said Angie Graupmann. “Normally I have a yard full of children. Thank God it was late and they had went home.”
Virginia State Police have taken over the investigation.
10 On Your Side’s Matt Gregory is at the scene working to learn more.
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