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Man shot, killed by Newport News police officer during pursuit, official says

Man shot, killed by Newport News police officer during pursuit, official says

Police shot and killed a 23-year-old man overnight Saturday in the Southeast Community of Newport News, according to a department spokesman.  Family gathered at the scene identified the man who had been shot as Kawanza Jamaal Beaty of Newport News. The incident took place about 2 a.m. near 18th Street and Peterson Place where police received a report of a man armed with a shotgun, Newport News Police spokeman Lou Thurston said in a news release. The officers approached Beaty on foot and were not immediately able to see a weapon, according to Thurston. Beaty then took off running and police pursued, he said. At some point, Beaty rounded on police and pointed a...

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