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Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Police: Va. man shot dead by officers fired at them

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.

By The Associated Press  |  07:16 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Categories:  Virginia

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