Norfolk Police Update On Standoff Situation

NORFOLK – A day-long standoff continues in Norfolk as police continue to try and coax a suspected shooter out peacefully.

In a news conference Sunday evening, Norfolk Police have identified the suspect as 47-year old Cory Dittman of Norfolk. They say Dittman shot a man in his car Sunday morning and then holed himself up in a house on the 800 block of Koenigstein Avenue where multiple attempts to get him out have proven unsuccessful.

Norfolk Police Captain Mike Bauer says as the standoff entered its 12th hour a new rotation of officers was moved in to keep the negotiation process going.

Bauer says because Dittman is armed and was firing shots from the second floor of the building earlier Sunday officers are in no rush to enter the building unless they know for sure that everything is safe.

Police have used tear gas, bullhorns and flash grenades but still no sign of Dittman. Authorities believe he is still alive in the house.

The victim was taken to Faith Regional Health Services hospital in Norfolk. Bauer says he is alive but remains in critical condition.

Watch the full news conference above.

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