NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police have identified a woman killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday near Naval Station Norfolk.
Around 7 p.m., police were called to Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Hammond Avenue for a two-vehicle accident. One of the drivers was 25-year-old India N. Nelson. Police have identified the other driver as her husband. A Navy spokesperson said both were sailors who served on base.
Norfolk police say that when they arrived to the scene, they found Nelson armed with a gun. While officers were investigating the crash, Nelson shot her husband, according to police. An officer then engaged her and returned fire, striking her.
Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene. A Navy spokesperson said her husband was treated at a hospital and released.
According to the Navy, Nelson was a Machinist’s Mate Nuclear 3rd Class on the USS Eisenhower. She enlisted in 2015 and her home state is listed as New York. She has no awards or decorations noted.
Witnesses tell 10 On Your Side that as they were leaving the base, they saw a car spin around in the median and two bodies were laying nearby.
“There was someone else laying on the opposite side of the vehicle, also face down, that individual was also face down. They were both motionless,” an anonymous witness said.
Police say that the two had a domestic dispute before the crash.
The investigation has been turned over to the Virginia State Police, but Norfolk police are looking into the incident that lead up to the man being shot.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
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