NORFOLK, Va. — The latest on a shooting in Virginia that left a suspect dead and an officer wounded (all times local):
A neighbor who interacted with a man she believes was the one fatally shot by police in Virginia said he had just recently shown up in the neighborhood where the confrontation occurred.
Norfolk police said in a statement Monday that officers fatally shot a suspect after he shot and wounded an officer during a weapons check on Sunday night. Police have not identified the suspect. The officer was treated at a hospital and released.
Angie Graupmann said the man had been sleeping in dumpsters for three days before the confrontation. She thought he was “crazy_that he was on drugs” because he told her that the police were after him, and that his wife had hired a hit man.
She said the man approached her in her front yard, but she grabbed a poker from her bonfire and told him to back away.
A shooting in Virginia has left a suspect dead and an officer wounded in Virginia.
Police say in a statement that it happened about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when Norfolk officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon.
Police say when the officers arrived, they were told that a man was inside a nearby house with a gun.
When the officers tried to make contact with the man, police say he shot an officer. Police say other officers on scene returned fire, striking the suspect. Police say first aid was administered but the suspect died at the scene.
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, and Virginia State Police are investigating the shooting.