- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A medical examiner says an 18-year-old man killed by a Portsmouth police officer in a Wal-Mart parking lot had been shot in the face and chest.

Donna Price of the Norfolk medical examiner’s office released the findings Tuesday in the April 22 fatal shooting of Portsmouth resident William L. Chapman II.

The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1J7beaQ) reports the coroner classified Chapman’s death as a homicide, which is an indication that another person killed him. Virginia State Police are investigating and will turn over its findings when completed to the Portsmouth commonwealth attorney’s office.

State police have said the officer was responding to a call from Wal-Mart security about shoplifting at the time. A struggle ensued between Chapman and the officer, who hasn’t been identified.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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