- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - Police in Portsmouth say an officer fatally shot a drug suspect who fled when they attempted to question him.

Department spokeswoman Misty Holley tells media outlets the man was shot Tuesday during a foot chase after he initially fled police in his vehicle and led them on a long pursuit through the city. He died at the scene.

Holley said why the officer fired his weapon during the chase is not clear. The shooting is under investigation.

Chief Edward Hargis is scheduled to hold a news conference later Tuesday.

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