Man shot multiple times in Hampton officer-involved shooting

Posted at 9:59 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 16:36:11-05

HAMPTON, Va. - A man was shot in an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning, according to Hampton Police.

It happened Thursday around 9 a.m.

According to police, officers responded to the first block of Jacklyn Circle in reference to a burglary.

When officers arrived, they encountered the suspect outside a home. The encounter between officers and the suspect resulted in the suspect being shot multiple times.

The preliminary investigation showed the suspect, who reportedly knew the residents, tried to go into the residence.

Three officers arrived on scene and saw the suspect. While attempting to make contact with the suspect, the suspect, armed with a knife, charged the officers, police said.

The officers shot the suspect multiple times and immediately gave first aid until the Division of Hampton Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and took over.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he's being treated for life threatening injuries.

Hampton Police said they will continue both a criminal and and internal investigation.

None of the officers involved in the incident were injured and all officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the criminal and internal investigations, police said.

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