Sunday, December 3, 2023

Officials: Virginia Beach cop shoots, kills knife-wielding man

VIRGINIA BEACH — A man was killed after being shot by a police officer following an hours-long incident here Saturday.

Police were called to a “domestic” in the 5700 block of Paiute Road just after 11 a.m.

There, police found a man, later identified as Jeffrey D. Tyree, 57, “holding a large knife attempting to harm himself,” police said in a news release.

Officers negotiated with the man – who was not identified. After several hours the man put down the knife.

As officers approached the man, he again picked up the knife “and approached one officer in a threatening manner,” police said.

Another officer saw the “immediate threat” and fired a shot, hitting the man.

He was taken to a hospital where later died.

No officers were injured.

Investigations are under way by the Virginia Beach Internal Affairs office, the Homicide Unit, and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, authorities said.

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