VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A bank robbery suspect was shot dead by an off-duty police officer Saturday morning.
Police say a male suspect, identified as 30-year-old Courtney Holloman, walked into the Chartway Federal Credit Union in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway around 10:10 a.m. with a mask on and told people inside, "this is a robbery."
Police said Holloman had his arm stretched out when he came in the door, but it is not clear if he had a weapon.
An off-duty Portsmouth Police officer who was inside the bank identified himself to the suspect as a police officer. When the suspect turned towards him, the officer shot and killed the suspect, according to a police spokesperson.
The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. He had no identification on him, but police released his name Monday.
Investigators said there were a number of customers, and employees inside the credit union when the shooting happened. But, no one else was injured.
Employees at neighboring business, Super Cuts, told 10 On Your Side they heard the gun off from inside the salon.
"All we heard was a really loud bang, and we honestly felt really bad because we didn't think anything about it," said hairstylist Orianna Colombo. "We're always hearing sounds."
Neighboring businesses said they are grateful that off-duty officer happened to be at the bank during the attempted robbery.
"It's unfortunate that someone got killed, but imagine all the other people that could have gotten hurt," said Karen Greifstien, Senior District Manager of Super Cuts. "A gunshot can come through the wall kill anybody, I'm glad somebody was there to help the tellers, and to make sure everyone was okay in the bank."
The off-duty police officer has been placed on administrative leave for the remainder of the investigation.
Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.
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