WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Family Questions Fatal Norfolk Police Shooting

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

June 8, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The family of a man shot and killed by Norfolk police is questioning the officers' handling of the incident.

Relatives of 35-year-old David Latham tell media outlets that he was mentally ill. His mother and two aunts say police had been called to help him get psychiatric care several times in the past.

Norfolk police officer Daniel Hudson says an officer shot Latham after the man threatened him with a knife.

The shooting occurred Friday night at the residence of Latham's parents, where he lived.

His mother, Audrey Latham, says police were called after he threatened his brother with a knife. She says he didn't threaten the officers.

The police department is investigating the shooting. It was the third fatal police shooting in Norfolk in eight days.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262304981 - newsplex.com/a?a=262304981