SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A Suffolk man killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday evening has been identified as 28-year-old Corey Achstein.
Achstein was an apprentice at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He lived next door to his parents and just down the street from where he was killed in the Lakeside neighborhood.
Suffolk Police received multiple calls at around 5:15 p.m. Monday about an armed individual chasing someone in the in the 300 block of Causey Avenue.
According to police, Achstein was threatening to kill three juveniles while pointing a gun at them.
The first officer responding encountered the individual he believed was the suspect. A second officer arrived shortly thereafter.
Police said in a press release Tuesday, "Based upon actions of the suspect and concern for safety, an officer fired one shot striking the suspect. A handgun was recovered in close proximity to the suspect. The investigation has revealed that the gun was actually a realistic style pneumatic bb gun."
Achstein received emergency medical assessment and treatment by emergency responders and was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He later died at the hospital.
Police identified the two officers involved. Officer James Babor, who has served with the department for eight years, and Officer Cheryl Abrigo, who has served for twelve years, have both been placed on administrative leave. Both a criminal and internal affairs investigation are currently underway.
City spokesman Tim Kelley told 13News Now that Babor fired the shot that killed Achstein.
Kelley said that Barbor was involved in another fatal shooting in 2010 but was cleared of any wrongdoing.