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State Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. – State Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer that took place Sunday morning.

Portsmouth Police said they responded at around 11.28am to a call for service near the 2300 block of Greenwood Drive.

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Police say a man brandished a sharp object at a Portsmouth officer at the scene. The officer shot the man and he was seriously injured. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

Eyewitnesses told us about what they saw happening.

“The officer pulls the taser and tells him to drop it, keeps telling him to drop it, then he didn’t, so he tasered him, about two or three times,” Jon Rey said. , a witness. , the guy said to him hey do it again, that’s not gonna phase me at all, that’s when he turned around and kept charging the officer and he decided to run towards him and he almost threw him until the officer just started shooting at him. »

News 3 obtained video from a witness to the shooting. The video shows part of the confrontation between an officer and a man. In the video you can see and hear the officer ordering the man to “let it go”. We have chosen to freeze the video during the shots.

We have improved the sharpness of the video to provide a clearer picture of the event. Disclaimer: Some may find the content of the video disturbing.

EDITED Eyewitness video of PT filming on Greenwood Dr.mp4

News 3 obtained another eyewitness video that shows the man walking to the front door of a neighbor’s home and then removing items from the porch. The video also shows him walking down the street with what witnesses say is a barbecue fork.

New video of PT OIS shooting before police arrived.mp4

The shooting is being investigated by the National Police. News 3 is working to find out more as the community feels uneasy.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.




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