Police in Virginia shoot, kill man in domestic situation


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two police officers shot and killed a man Sunday while responding to a violent domestic situation at a home in Virginia Beach, authorities said.
A 911 caller reported at 4:26 a.m. Sunday that a man armed with a knife had threatened to kill a woman. The Virginia Beach Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to the home and found the suspect “armed with bladed weapons,” which he refused to drop, and instead barricaded himself with the woman in a room.
Police said officers heard the woman in distress, breached the door and found the suspect restraining the victim. The officers then shot the man.
Police said the woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the shooting is under investigation. The department did not release the names of the suspect and officers who shot him.
Police said one officer has been with the department for 10 years and the other one for more than three years. Both were placed on administrative duties, which is a standard procedure.