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Virginia Trooper Killed, suspect dead after bus station shooting

Virginia Trooper Killed, suspect dead after bus station shooting

Update:  9:30 PM (CST) – The Virginia State Police has released the name of the Trooper as Chad Dermyer.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Virginia State Police for 17 months.  He is survived by his wife and two kids.

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Update:  5:05 PM (CST) – We just received confirmation from a source at the hospital that the Trooper has died.

Update:  4:55 PM (CST) – The Mayor just stated that four individuals were shot including the suspect and a Trooper.  The trooper has “life threatening” injuries and the suspect is deceased.  News outlets are retracting their earlier statement that a trooper was killed.

A Virginia State trooper who was shot when a suspect opened fire at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond Thursday afternoon has died, multiple sources told WTVR CBS 6 News.

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said at least six people were shot when a suspect opened fire inside the bus station in the 2910 N. Boulevard at 2:45 p.m.

Durham two of the victims are in critical condition.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller earlier said two troopers were shot as well as a female civilian.

Multiple sources told WTVR CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett that Virginia State Police were at the bus station for a training exercise when gunfire erupted.

Those sources said the civilian suspect started shooting at troopers inside the bus station. Those troopers then returned fire.

Sources told Burkett that the suspect has died. Those sources also said one of the troopers suffered life-threatening injuries.

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