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Suspect in Ocean View homicide killed by Norfolk police 0

Suspect in Ocean View homicide killed by Norfolk police

Related Coverage NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) A man killed by Norfolk police overnight was the suspect in a homicide that had occurred hours earlier. Chaz Hall Detectives say they began looking for 25-year-old Tyre Privott after they identified him as the gunman accused of killing 24-year-old Chaz Hall. Police say Hall was shot multiple times in the 1000 block of East Ocean View Avenue just before 10:30 p.m.

Thursday. The shooting happened outside of the Ocean View Inn. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Just hours after Hall s murder, officers spotted Privott walking near Chesapeake Boulevard and Fishermans Road. Police say he matched the exact description of the suspect. Photos: Officer-involved shooting in Norfolk 1 Norfolk Police spokeswoman Melinda Wray said, just before 4 a.m.

Friday, two officers attempted to stop Privott, who was described as a violent, wanted felon. According to police, once officers began to speak with Privott, he shot at them. One officer returned fire, killing Privott.

The area was blocked off for several hours as officers investigated the scene. Police began re-opening those roads around 7:20 a.m. Friday.

One witness in the area tells 10 On Your Side they heard several gunshots, but did not see anything. Another witness says she heard five gunshots, looked out her window and saw police standing over a man s body. Tyre Privott It s ridiculous out here.

It s just everyday. Everyday from here and in Portsmouth. Somebody is dying everyday, said another witness.

Police say the officer involved in the shooting is an 11-year veteran of the police department, who is currently assigned to the Second Patrol Division. He had not been issued a body worn camera, nor was he wearing one during the incident. Police said the officer s name will not be released during the course of the investigation.

The second officer on scene recently graduated from the Norfolk Police Academy in January and is also assigned to the Second Patrol Division. The officer was issued a body worn camera, which he was wearing at the time of the shooting. However, police said the circumstances surrounding the incident rapidly evolved, and did not allow the officer enough time to activate the camera.

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative duty until the investigation is complete, which is standard practice in a case like this. WAVY.com has been trying to learn new information about the suspect. Privott s brother, Tevon Davis, said he couldn t make comment on what transpired Friday morning as his family was still working to gather all the facts.

He did say Privott was from Norfolk and has family in the area. The Ocean View Inn manager told WAVY.com that Privott had been staying alone at the Inn the last five or six days. Privott s Facebook page said he went to Norview High School.

Privott s brother, Tevon Davis, has released the following statement to WAVY.com: Most individuals in poverty-stricken situations they believe that exhibiting violence is how you handle situations and that s not. If you have to be somewhere that you must have a gun, you do not need to be there. Be loyal to yourself first.

If you knew the consequences behind every choice you made, would you still have made that choice? Ask yourself that question. I m not saying you are going to die or go to jail behind one bad choice, but we are creatures of habit.

When it becomes habit, it becomes our behavior. Why accept failure when success is free? Stop killing each other and wake up and understand and see what s in the mirror Like this: Like Loading…

References ^ Photos: Officer-involved shooting in Norfolk (interactives.wavy.com)

Norfolk police investigating deadly shooting on Ocean View Avenue … 0

Norfolk police investigating deadly shooting on Ocean View Avenue …

Related Coverage NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) Police say a man has died after a shooting on Ocean View Avenue Thursday night. Officers were called to the 1000 block of E. Ocean View Avenue, just before 10:30 p.m.

When they arrived, the man was found on the sidewalk outside the Ocean View Inn. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Chaz Hall. Hall was taken to Norfolk Sentara General with serious injuries.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The suspect was later identified as 25-year-old Tyre Privott. He was located hours later and killed in an officer-involved shooting. 1 The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Please enable Javascript to watch this video Norfolk, Va. With murder rates on the rise 1 , and staffing shortages in the headlines, we decided to take a look at just how understaffed the Norfolk Police Department actually is. Recently, Sheriff Bob McCabe estimated 50 vacancies in the department.

Michael McKenna, the president of the Norfolk Police Union, believes that estimate should be doubled. We have 2 or 3 of them that have been on desk duty pending their investigations for almost 2 years, so that takes people off the street,” McKenna to NewsChannel 3 Thursday morning. McKenna says they aren t taking into account things like special assignments, sick days, paid time off, and new officers who aren t allowed to patrol alone.

So we went to the Norfolk Police Department to see how many officers were technically employed but not able to work the streets. According to their documents, out of 775 allotted sworn officer positions, there are only 23 actual vacancies in the department. With 33 recruits in training and 13 on administrative duty, the department is out a total of 69 officers.

In a perfect world, we would want to have a police officer on every corner to ensure the safety and the protection of our community members. That s not feasible,” said Cpl. Melinda Wray. “719 officers versus almost 250,000 citizens, it is just not possible for us to have an officer on every single street corner.

McKenna still stands by his estimate however, and says fixing an understaffed department starts with fixing their pay. Policemen don t become policemen for the pay…but if you can t afford to pay your bills, and you can t afford to have a family, then you have problems. According to McKenna, the department is operating under a horribly skewed pay system. “I’ll give you an example,” said McKenna. “A new recruit will start out at say $37,000.

By the time he has been on for two years, he will be making more than the officer that trained him.” McKenna says the union asked to start officer salaries above $40,000. He is fighting the same battle today. Currently a police recruit makes about $38,000 a year 2 .

A police officer (someone who graduated from the academy) starts at about $41,000 a year.

The maximum salary an officer can make is just under $61,000. “If the city does not correct these pay problems, you’re going to lose more police officers, that the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to train, to other localities,” said McKenna.

Related links: Norfolk, Newport News listed among top 30 murder capitals in the U.S. 3 References ^ murder rates on the rise (wtkr.com) ^ a police recruit makes about $38,000 a year (www.norfolk.gov) ^ Norfolk, Newport News listed among top 30 murder capitals in the U.S. (wtkr.com)