Police: Fugitive fatally shot in encounter with officers
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a fugitive described in an alert as armed and dangerous was fatally shot when officers confronted him.
Norfolk police spokeswoman Cpl. Melinda Wray says two officers on routine patrol around 4 a.m. Friday spotted a man walking in the road. She says they confirmed the man was a wanted fugitive and an alert described him as armed and dangerous.
Wray says when officers confronted the man, at least one officer fired, striking and killing the man. She didn’t know what prompted the shooting or whether the man had a weapon. The officers weren’t injured.
Wray says the officers were wearing body cameras but she didn’t know if they were activated. She did not know the race of the man or the officers.