Navy woman accused of shooting Norfolk police officer

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Posted on July 31, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 12 at 4:49 PM

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NORFOLK - A police officer and two women were hurt in an early-morning shooting on Sunday.

Police were called to Diven Arch, near Naval Station Norfolk, around 5:00 a.m.

Norfolk Police spokesman Off. Chris Amos said the officer arrived and found Felicia Erwin, 35, with a weapon and she opened fire on the officer.

The officer was hit, prompting other police to fire back. That's when Erwin was hit, police stated.

Amos said the wounded officer and Erwin, as well as a second woman, were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Navy, Erwin is from Texas and was assigned to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Erwin is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm. The officer has not been identified, but Amos says he graduated from the police academy in June 2010 and is assigned to the Third Patrol Division.

"There will be an internal investigation, which is standard procedure, and the officer will be placed on Administrative Duty if needed," Amos told WVEC.com.

The investigation may be completed before he returns to work as he will need some time to recover from his wounds.  

Amos stressed that the procedure is not disciplinary in nature.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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