One dead, two injured in officer involved shooting

One person is dead, and two others are injured after an officer involved shooting.

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- One person is dead, and two others are injured after an officer involved shooting.

On Tuesday night at 11:17 a Newport News Police officer and a task force officer from the Williamsburg Police Department observed a Ford pickup truck, and after further investigation they learned it was stolen from Chesapeake.

The officers began following the vehicle and it pulled into a 7-Eleven located at the 700 block of Kecoughtan Road.

The officers attempted to make contact with the occupants, and in an attempt to flee the area the truck drove toward the officer's unmarked car and hit it.

Three suspects were injured as a result of gunfire and were transported to a local hospital.

One of the suspects, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. He was 24-year-old DeAndre Betha. According to family members he had a baby.

The two other suspects remain hospitalized.

Two additional occupants of the stolen truck were also apprehended. Police found the suspects had multiple firearms.

The Hampton Police Division will be conducting the criminal investigation and the Newport News Police Department and the Williamsburg Police Department will be handling the administrative investigation regarding this incident. Both officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the criminal and administrative investigations.

The Williamsburg officer involved in the shooting is a 16-year veteran who has never been involved in a shooting before this.

The Newport News officer is a 12-year veteran of the force and has been involved in two shootings before. Both shootings involved vicious dogs according the Newport News Police Department.

The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has any information about the incident are asked to contact police at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

© 2017 WVEC-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment