Man killed by Norfolk police identified as suspect in separate shooting

Posted at 4:58 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 18:28:20-05

Norfolk, Va. - Police say a wanted felon was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the Bayview area of Norfolk around 3:50 a.m. Friday morning.

Tyre Privott (Photo: Norfolk PD)

Tyre Privott (Photo: Norfolk PD)

Police identified 25-year-old Tyre Privott as the person who shot 24-year-old Chaz Hall in a late night shooting in Ocean View.

Dispatchers discussed Privott's identifying characteristics with officers, including but not limited to height, weight, hair style, last known clothing description and his connection to the shooting. They also said Privott was considered armed and dangerous.

Less than five hours after Chaz Hall's murder, officers found a man matching Privott's description walking in the street near the intersection of Chesapeake Boulevard and Fishermans Road.

Police say the man shot at the officers when they tried to approach him. One officer returned fire, killing the man.

The man killed by police was positively identified as Tyre Privott.

The officer involved in the shooting has not been issued a body camera, nor was he wearing one during the shooting. The second officer on the scene was issued a body camera and was wearing the camera at the time of the shooting. However, because the incident happened so quickly, police say the officer did not have enough time to activate the camera.

In accordance with standard procedure, both officers have been placed on paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.