Officer involved shooting

Saturday, February 09, 2019

The decedent is Jeffrey D. Tyree, 57 years old, resident of Virginia Beach.


The man shot has died of his injuries.  His identity is being withheld for 24 hours to allow additional next of kin to be notified.

On February 9, 2019 at 11:01 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic in the 5700 block of Paiute Road. They encountered an adult male holding a large knife attempting to harm himself. Officers attempted to negotiate with the male for several hours trying to render him assistance and separate him from the weapon. Officers were progressing with negotiations and the male put down the knife.  Officers went to engage with the individual at which time the male picked up the knife and approached one officer in a threatening manner. A second officer seeing an immediate threat to the initial officer discharged his firearm once striking the male once. Officers immediately secured the weapon and began rendering first aid to the male. The male was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. No officers were injured. This is a very active scene with several members of the command staff on scene. This is an active investigation. A three tier investigation being conducted by the department's Internal A​ffairs​ Office, The department's Homicide Unit and the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney.

MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Office ​