Friday, March 02, 2007

Police identify man killed by officer during arrest attempt

LOCAL NEWS | | News for Hampton Roads, Virginia: "A Newport News police officer shot and killed a man they were trying to arrest Sunday night.

Police were assisting a bail-bondsman who was serving a warrant in the 1200 block of 25th Street, but police say Robert Lamont Harper, 38, refused to cooperate.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. when the bail bondsman tried to serve a General District Court order for habitual traffic violations.

According to police, Harper refused to comply with the arrest order and six police officers responded.

The bondsman told officers that Harper had an object in his hand."

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