HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton police say a man killed by officers shot at them with a handgun as they were trying to executive a search warrant.
Police identified the man as 69-year-old William A. Cooper of Hampton.
Media outlets report that two officers were executing a narcotics search warrant at about 10 a.m. Saturday when Cooper opened fire. The officers shot Cooper. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay. The police department is investigating the incident.