Norfolk Police Beat / Gunman who shot police officer and was killed by return fire identified as Tyson Chad Williams
NORFOLK, VA. – Virginia State Police have now identified the gunman who shot an officer and was killed by return fire.
Norfolk police confirm an officer-involved shooting incident occurred over the holiday weekend, leaving one officer shot and a man dead.
At approximately 11:15 Sunday evening, July 2, 2017, Norfolk police responded to the 9600 block of 14th Bay Street for reports of a person with a weapon.
When officers arrived on the scene, they were advised a man armed with a firearm entered a nearby residence.
As police attempted to make contact with the suspect, the armed man shot an officer standing outside the home. Officers engaged the suspect and returned fire, striking him.
As police attempted to make contact with the suspect, the armed man shot an officer standing outside the home. Officers engaged the suspect and returned fire, striking him. Although officers attempted to administer first aid, Tyson Chad Williams, 39, of Norfolk, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk for examination and autopsy.
The injured officer was struck in the ballistic vest and transported to a nearby hospital. He was treated and later released.
At the request of the Norfolk Police Chief, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is investigating the incident. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
The officers involved in the shooting incident have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.