Man fatally shot in confrontation with off-duty officer

Man fatally shot in confrontation with off-duty officer
Authorities say an off-duty police officer in Virginia fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened a member of his family. (Source: Gray News, file image)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty police officer in Virginia fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened a member of his family.

Media outlets report that the shooting occurred in Chesapeake about 2:30 p.m. Sunday and involved an off-duty member of the Norfolk police department.

Authorities say the man who was shot was also armed.

Officials say the off-duty officer identified himself as a law enforcement official before firing multiple shots at the man.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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