NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two officers involved in a shooting that left a man dead after a struggle involving a taser last year at a condominium have been indicted.
One officer, Sgt. Albin T. Pearson, a 12-year veteran of the Newport News Police Department, is charged with second-degree murder, among other felonies and a misdemeanor.
The second officer, Dwight A. Pitterson, is charged with malicious wounding and three other related charges.
WAVY News confirmed Wednesday with Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Phillip Ferguson — who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case — that the officers had been indicted in connection with the death of 43-year-old Henry Kistler Berry III inside his condominium on Dec. 27 last year.
The Pearson and Pitterson turned themselves in Wednesday after a Newport News grand jury indicted them Tuesday. They are being held without bond in jail and have a court