Prosecutor: Off-duty officer escalated fight before shooting

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A prosecutor says an off-duty Norfolk police officer recently charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Chesapeake man earlier this year escalated a confrontation that preceded the shooting.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Edmund Hoyt was in court Tuesday for a bond hearing after being charged last week in the Jan. 19 shooting death of Kelvin White.

A prosecutor described what preceded the shooting, saying Hoyt was responding after his wife reported being confronted by White.

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