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Wanted felon killed in Norfolk officer-involved shooting

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Norfolk, Va. – Police say a wanted felon was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the Bayview area of Norfolk around 3:50 a.m. Friday morning. Police say the man was wanted for committing a violent crime and was considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting happened in the area of Chesapeake Boulevard and Fishermans Road when two officers tried to approach the man, according to police. Police have not said who fired the first shot. The officers were wearing body cameras, according to Norfolk Police.

However, they have not confirmed whether the cameras were rolling when the shooting took place.

NewsChannel 3 has a crew at the scene and will continue to release updates as they become available.

Norfolk Detectives say early morning shooting now a homicide …

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Norfolk, Va. – Police say a man died after being shot several times in the 800 block of Fremont Street around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. When police arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died from his injuries. His identity will be released after next of kin are notified. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Norfolk Police investigate two separate shootings Sunday night …

NORFOLK, Va. Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened on Sunday night. Norfolk Police say they were first called to the intersection of Pollard Street and Barre Street around 7:45 p.m.

for a shooting. A 16-year-old male victim was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to recover.

Around 10 p.m., police were called to a separate shooting on Lead Street. Norfolk Police Public Information Officer, Daniel Hudson, says the shooting was not life-threatening. If you have any information that could help in the investigation, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Community takes action for Norfolk police officer with cancer

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Norfolk, Va. – Taking action. It’s what police officers do every day. But, for Nick Johnson, a Norfolk police officer, the community is now taking action for him after he was diagnosed with cancer.

One of his friends, Robert Anderson, is taking action in the form of collecting bottle caps He’s planning to make murals, then auction them off at a fundraiser for Nick. “When he puts that uniform on, he protects us. And we re all trying to help, and protect him and say ‘hey you re never alone we want to fight with you,'” Anderson said Last month, Nick was diagnosed with stage two non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. His diagnosis came when he thought he was on top of the world — three days after he graduated from Norfolk police academy. “He literally went six months through the police academy in Norfolk, passes everything, graduates, and then three days later passes out.

Come to find out he has cancer. Nobody even knew,” Anderson told NewsChannel 3. Now Nick’s friends and family are taking action for him, and raising money for his medical bills.

They’re hosting a fundraiser and auction at Eagle’s Nest, and selling stickers and bracelets. But the one thing Nick wants is to get back on the job. “As soon as the doctor clears him, he ll be right back where he can be. Not hitting the streets the days after, but he ll be back as soon as possible,” his friend Nikki Midkiff said.

Until then, Anderson will be collecting bottle caps to create more murals for his friend. “I need a lot of caps. The more caps I get, the more I can make the more stuff I can make, the more money we can raise for Nick and his cause. He s never alone.

We re always behind him.

Nick’s fundraiser is scheduled for April 3 at Eagle’s Nest.

To donate bottle caps to Robert Anderson, call 757-944-1708.

Suspect in custody after assault on officer followed by police chase …

Norfolk, Va. A person is in custody after reportedly assaulting a Norfolk Police officer Friday night. According to police dispatch, officers were called to the 1400 block of Picadilly Street on a report of vandalism at 7:40 p.m.

When the officer arrived, he was assaulted by the male suspect. The officer chased the suspect on foot to the Wawa at 6301 N. Military Highway where he was taken into custody.

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Norfolk 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday

Norfolk, Va. Norfolk Police are looking for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven in the 3800 block of Granby Street on Tuesday night. Police say they received a 911 call from the store shortly after midnight.

Detectives say two armed, masked men wearing dark clothing entered the store and demanded money. The employee complied and the men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash before police arrived. Both men are described as black males, approximately 6 tall.

One had a red bandana covering his face and the other had a black bandana covering his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Bank robbery under investigation in Hampton

Hampton, Va. Hampton Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday around 11:00 a.m. The robbery occurred at the Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union in the 2100 block of Cunningham Drive.

According to police, a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the scene on foot, northbound on Cunningham Drive. No one was injured during the robbery.

Due to their proximity to the bank, Cooper Elementary School and Eaton Middle School were both placed on a modified lock down for approximately 20 minutes. Both lock downs have been released by police. The suspect is described as a black male last seen wearing a black mask covering his face, a green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a black and red plastic bag.

Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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After investigation, Norfolk Police say suspicious package is safe …

Norfolk,Va.- After investigating a suspicious package, police and fire crews say the area is now safe. According to police, they received a call around 12:30 p.m. for a suspicious package on the 800 block of North Military Highway.

The bomb squad responded and police asked people to avoid the area.

After several hours of investigating, police say the package was determined to be safe.

Southbound lanes have since reopened.