The Latest: Police say fugitive fatally shot by officers

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Posted: Mar 11, 2016 7:10 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Norfolk, Virginia, of a man accused of a murder (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Police in Virginia say a man who shot and killed another man the night before was fatally shot when officers confronted him early Friday.

Norfolk police spokeswoman Cpl. Melinda Wray says two officers on routine patrol about 4 a.m. Friday spotted 25-year-old Tyre Privott walking in the road.

Wray says Privott shot at officers when they got out of their vehicle and confronted him. She says one officer fired, striking and killing Privott. The officers weren't injured.

Police had been sent to Ocean View Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Thursday for a reported shooting, and found 24-year-old Chaz Hall suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the spokeswoman said in a news release. Hall died at hospital, and police identified Privott as a suspect. Officers got a warrant charging Privott with second-degree murder.

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9 a.m.

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.