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Norfolk Police officers under investigation for shooting of wanted man

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An investigation is under way related to an exchange of gunfire Friday between Norfolk Police officers and a man allegedly wanted for an outstanding warrant.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations will review the shooting.

The wanted man received serious injuries, and one officer sustained a non-life threatening injury that was not a result of the gunfire, according to the City of Norfolk.

The shooting took place in the 900 block of Bagnall Road at 8:20 p.m.

Police report they went to speak to the man, and he ran. Officers report a foot pursuit ensued.

During the foot pursuit, police say the man fired a weapon, and officers returned fire.

The man was shot multiple times and was taken to a local hospital.

The officers involved will remain on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.