The Newport News Police Department on Monday identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday as 43-year-old Henry Kistler Berry III.
Further, authorities identified the officer who shot Berry as Sgt. Albin Pearson, a 12-year veteran of the department.
Officials said Pearson has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Authorities emphasized the investigation into the incident remains open and is being done with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
No further information was released.
Police said the incident happened at around 8:15 p.m. Friday when officers were sent to “the 100 block of Nantucket Place in reference to an individual making multiple false 911 calls.”
There, officers talked with Berry about making those 911 calls. Police attempted to place the man under arrest but he refused to cooperate “and darted back inside the residence,” according to a news release.
Officers entered the home and again tried to arrest Berry, who police said continued to resist.
There was a struggle and at some point an officer deployed a stun gun.
Authorities said Berry got a hold of the stun gun “and began tasing the officers.”
It was then that Pearson drew his service weapon and fired, striking Berry.
Officers rendered aid to Berry, but they weren’t able to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.