Prosecutor: 2 Virginia officers justified in fatal shooting

NORFOLK, Va. – Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against two officers who fatally shot a man who was murdered by a police sergeant.

The Virginian-Pilot reports, Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood sent a letter Tuesday to Norfolk police chief Larry Boone say Officers Jesse Amos, and Arturo Garcia, were justified in firing their guns at 39-year-old Tyson Chad Williams in July.

Officers had surrounded a vacant apartment Williams hid with two weapons. Authorities say he was high on methamphetamine and believed his estranged wife had hired someone to kill him.

During the encounter, Williams shot a sergeant who had rigged a body cam to survey the apartment. He has survived. Less than 30 minutes later, Williams ran in the direction of the police and do not obey the commands to stop, which leads to the recording.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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