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Va. Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Struck Officer

May 21, 2013  | 

Norfolk (Va.) Police shot and killed the driver of a cream-colored Mercedes who struck an officer in a bank parking lot on Monday.

Officers responded to the Wells Fargo at 21st Street and Colonial Avenue about 2:40 p.m. for a report of someone trying to pass a bad check, reports the Virginian-Pilot.

As officers approached the vehicle, the driver accellerated and struck one of the officers. A second officer shot and killed 22-year-old Joshua Johnson.

Tags: Norfolk (Va.) PD, Assaults on Officers, Deadly Force


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Bob@Az. @ 5/21/2013 4:56 PM

As it should be. Blues, Stay Safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 5/21/2013 5:13 PM

One less dirt bag to worry about.

Duke Holtzman @ 5/21/2013 6:04 PM

You mess with the bull you getthe horn!! Aka contempt of cop!!

Bob @ VA @ 5/22/2013 4:33 AM

Good cost-savings measure. Saves the expense of a trial. Stay safe!

mike @ 5/22/2013 7:55 AM

Bad check, bad day!!!!

Deborah @ 5/23/2013 2:04 PM

My Prayers are with Omar's Family at this terrible time. May God's strength remain with you.

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