UPDATE:The Trooper who was shot and killed has been identified as Chad P. Dermyer, 37. He is a former Marine and father of 2 children, according to the Detroit Free Press.
One of the Virginia State Police Troopers who was shot has died according to multiple reports. The latest official statement claims that “the trooper sustained life threatening injuries.” We will update as soon as we have confirmed the information.
Troopers were conducting a Narcotics training exercise and as they were finishing the deceased trooper was greeting citizens and shaking their hands. It was as he reached out to shake the hand of the suspect, the gunman pulled out a gun and shot the trooper in the chest, according to NBC 12.
According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, the gunman opened fire on the trooper at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Virginia. Two nearby troopers then shot the suspect who died at the VCU Medical Center.
According to NBC 12, Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammell was at the scene hugging a State Trooper. “For these troopers to be gunned down like that, and innocent people to be gunned down and shot, and for us to lose a state trooper … what about their families? Their friends? I … I would just never believe this,” said Trammell.