Agencies: Norfolk Police Department Virginia
Last updated: 4 months ago
India Nichole Nelson, 25, of Norfolk, was killedaround 7 p.m., after her car collided with a vehicle driven by her husband at Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Hammond Avenue, state police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in an email.
As police officers investigated the crash, Nelson shot her husband, Anaya said. One officer “engaged” Nelson and then returned fire.
Nelson died at the scene and her husband was hospitalized, Norfolk police said. He had been released by Tuesday afternoon, Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Allen said. Allen wouldn’t name Nelson, citing Department of Defense rules.
Both were active-duty sailors, Allen said. Nelson, a petty officer third class, enlisted in 2015 and reported to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in February after training for nuclear school in Charleston, S.C.
Nelson’s body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Norfolk for an autopsy.