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Fatal shooting leads to new vests for Chesapeake police

August 15, 2008 | Virginia News

After an internal investigation into the fatal shooting of Detective Jarrod Shivers in January, Chesapeake police will now issue new tactical vests to its special investigations section.

Shivers, 34, was shot and killed Jan. 17 while police were executing a search warrant for drugs at a home in the 900 block of Redstart Ave., in the Portlock section . Two shots were fired from inside the home through the front door as officers used a battering ram on the front door. One shot hit Shivers and traveled through his armpit and into his body. Police have bought new vests that offer more protection, said Dorienne Boykin, a police spokeswoman. External Link to Article