PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Portsmouth police officer has shot and killed an 18-year-old man in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Portsmouth Detective Misty Holley says the shooting happened Wednesday morning. When paramedics arrived about 10 minutes after the officer reported the shooting, the man was pronounced dead.
The man and the officer have not been identified.
Virginia State Police are leading the investigation into the shooting. State Police say the Portsmouth officer was responding to a call that the man had shoplifted. State police say the man was shot after a scuffle.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave.
Wednesday's incident was the second fatal police-involved shooting in Portsmouth within a month. On March 24, an officer fatally shot a drug suspect who fled when police attempted to question him.