Wave of violence in Downtown Norfolk impacts patrons, business owners
Stepped-up security in the downtown area comes after five people were shot outside Chicho’s Pizza Backstage on Granby Street last month. Two died and three others were hurt. Now some employees are quitting due to violent crimes in the area.
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Friday is Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone's last official day on the job. His retirement comes weeks after announcing he is leaving office and as the city grapples with a wave of violence Downtown. In the meantime, Norfolk's Deputy City Manager, Mike Goldsmith, is putting his badge back on to serve as Interim Police Chief.