- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Newport News police say a man is dead after an officer-involved shooting at a local bar.

Dispatchers were called shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday about a violent person inside the The Pondo Cafe and Lounge on Jefferson Avenue.

Responding officers heard several gunshots inside the business, but they could not get inside because the doors were locked.

A tactical team later made entry into the bar, where an officer fatally shot a man.

Investigators say a second man, who had called police, told officers he had been before the tactical team responded.

That man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.


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