A gunman and a Virginia State Trooper are dead after the suspect open fired at a Greyhound bus station on North Boulevard in Richmond. The VSP announced that 37-year-old Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer died as a result of his gunshot wounds. Police have yet to release the suspect’s name but they say that the suspect had a criminal past. Dermyer, a native of Jackson, Michigan, is survived by his wife and two children. The suspect was shot by police and later died as well.
Police initially responded at 2:45 p.m. to shots fired at the bus station. About that time, an unidentified man pulled out a weapon on a state trooper, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. Other troopers returned fire on the suspect, who was rushed to the hospital and later died.
Two civilians were also struck by gunfire during the incident and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Their identities were unknown.
A member of the Binghamton University suffered a non-life threatening injury during the incident, the school said in a release. She was en route to the College of William & Mary University for a track meet. It was unclear if she was shot.
Members from the Governor’s office, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI assisted on the scene, according to officials.
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