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Police: Virginia man killed after he fired at officers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a man fatally shot by Norfolk police after they say he fired at officers.

Virginia State Police identified the man Monday, Apr 25, in a news release as 30-year-old Eric Wakup of Norfolk, who barricaded himself inside a home Friday night. Early Saturday, police say Wakup fired at officers, who fatally shot him. Police say Wakup was white.

Police say they aren’t naming a black man who was shot in a separate shooting Friday where a Norfolk officer encountered the man with a gun near another man who had been fatally shot. The injured man was treated and released. Police charged another man in the slaying.

Norfolk Officer Daniel Hudson says three officers are on administrative duty, but their names and races won’t be released during state police investigations.
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