CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A judge has ruled an off-duty Norfolk police officer recently charged with voluntary manslaughter in the January shooting death of a Chesapeake man can be allowed out of jail on bond.
The Virginian-Pilot reports a Chesapeake Circuit Court judge set a $50,000 surety bond for Edmund Hoyt on Wednesday.
Hoyt was charged last week in the shooting death of 42-year-old Kelvin White. A prosecutor said in court this week that White got into a dispute with Hoyt’s wife, who called Hoyt.
The prosecutor said Hoyt responded to the scene and ended up in a fight with White before the shooting.