Man in critical, stable condition after officer-involved Norfolk shooting

Suffolk police investigate
Posted at 9:00 PM, May 02, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police responded to an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening.

Officials say a call came in around 6:55 p.m., for an officer involved shooting in the 800 block of E Olney Road.

Norfolk Police held a press conference Sunday afternoon to update the city on the incident.

During the press conference, Chief Larry D. Boone says the officer told 23-year-old Isaiah E. Swift he had a warrant for his arrest and then the man fled.

Chief Boone says Swift the officer saw that Swift had a gun and ordered him to stop again.

When Swift defied the officer's order and continued to run, the officer shot at Swift. Chief Boone says where Swift was shot is still being investigated.

According to Boone, Swift then surrendered and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Officials say he is in stable, but critical condition.

Chief Boone says Swift has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obstruction of justice.

Boone addressed during the press conference that this incident is an example of the need to take guns from convicted felons.

Virginia State Police are still investigating.

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