Wed. Feb 26th, 2020

Virginia State Trooper Badly Injured In Shooting In Richmond On Thursday, Highlight Hollywood News

A Virginia state trooper was badly wounded in a shooting at a Richmond bus station on Thursday afternoon and the suspected gunman was shot fatally, a state police spokeswoman said. The State trooper approached a man at around 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) who pulled out a gun and opened fire and was being treated for “life-threatening injuries,” state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed to the media.

“A Virginia State trooper encountered a male subject just inside the entrance way of the Greyhound bus station. While he was talking to this individual, the individual pulled out a gun and shot the trooper. Two troopers standing nearby returned gunfire,” Geller said. “The shooting suspect was transported to the VCU medical Center where he died Thursday afternoon.”


Two other people, both civilians, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack, Geller said.


Earlier local media reports that the trooper had died, that a second trooper had been injured and that as many as six people in total were injured in the attack were inaccurate, Geller said.


She declined to answer questions as to what may have provoked the attack or to confirm earlier reports that the police had been conducting a training exercise around the bus station at the time.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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