UPDATE: Knife-wielding suspect shot and killed by Norfolk officer identified

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-04 23:34:27-04

UPDATE: The victim in this shooting has been identified as 72-year-old Lawrence H. Faine. 

Norfolk, Va. - A suspect was shot and killed by a Norfolk police officer at Calvary Towers on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say this happened in the 800 block of E. Virginia Beach Blvd. They responded to the scene at around 3:00 p.m.

Officials say the officer is OK.

They say the officer was issuing an emergency custody order to place the person in custody for their safety and others. They say the suspect threatened the officer with a knife and that's when the officer shot and killed the man.

The suspect was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors believe the man may have had a mental issue.

"He wouldn't really talk to nobody. You could speak to him, he wouldn't say anything. So he wasn't altogether there,” says a neighbor Lonnie Hoyt.

Neighbors also tell NewsChannel 3 that the man had been evicted from his apartment and that he was unable to "function on his own."

They say social services had already been to the apartment previously.

"Lights was off, his house was infested, the sixth floor smelled like sewage," said neighbor Robert Lee Davis.

No other details have been released. Officers are still investigating this case.

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more information about this developing story.