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One man dead, officer wounded in police shooting Sunday evening

One man is dead, and an officer is wounded after a shooting in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – One man was killed and a police officer was wounded Sunday evening in an exchange of gunfire in Norfolk, police said.

 

The shooting occurred when 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, he shot an officer, police said.

 

Other officers at the scene returned fire, striking the suspect.

 

Despite administering first aid, police say 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.