Lawrence H. Faine, 72

Norfolk, Virginia
June 04, 2014

Agencies: Norfolk Police Department Virginia

Cause of death: Shooting

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Officer Daniel Hudson said police responded to Calvary Towers on E. Virginia Beach Blvd. around 3 p.m. to serve an emergency custody order. The adult male they were there to see threatened an officer with a knife and the officer was forced to fire at the suspect, Hudson said.

The grandson of a mentally ill 72-year-old killed by a police officer trying to serve an emergency custody order questioned whether deadly force had been necessary.

Lawrence H. Faine was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon at Calvary Towers Apartments on Virginia Beach Boulevard, where he lived.

James Williams, his grandson, said Faine was schizophrenic and nervous around people he didn't know.

"He was a scared old man with a mental condition," Williams said. "I feel like there were alternative options."