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Va. Tech Officer Shot, Killed On Campus

December 08, 2011  | 

Virginia Tech University spokesman Mark Owczarski told the Associated Press a campus police officer stopped a vehicle shortly after noon today in the school's Coliseum parking lot, near McComas Hall.

"During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting," Owczarski said in the statement.

"Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased," he said.

Owczarski said there was a dragnet for the gunman. The campus is locked down.

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Comments (9)

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c. britt @ 12/8/2011 1:07 PM

I hope they get the sob.

Lt. Robert Tester @ 12/8/2011 1:17 PM

To all who are looking for the gunman at Virginia Tech. know that we are praying for your safety. To the Virginia Tech Police Officer's family and fellow brothers there, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP brother.

ajb7133 @ 12/8/2011 1:20 PM

As a Hokie Alum and Peace Officer since 1993, my thoughts and prayers go out to Hokie Nation. The men and women of the VT campus police and the student body are an exceptional and tight-knit family. The actions of one misguided and disturbed individual will not defeat the Hokie Nation. To those people that have spent time in Blacksburg and at Virginia Tech, that little piece of south-west Virginia is special and dear, something people that have never been there will never understand. To my fellow Corps of Cadets Alum that is an ROTC instructor on Campus and my mom that is a Blacksburg resident, keep your heads down and trust in the good men and women that wear the badge in the Commonwealth. They will bring this man to justice and the Virginia Tech community will be stronger.

"Ut Prosim"-That I May Serve

Virginia Tech Motto since 1872

RJ @ 12/8/2011 1:21 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the Officers family and brothers and sisters in blue. Hope no one else is hurt and this killer is found and dealt with. Heroes Live Forever!!!

vbdep @ 12/8/2011 1:45 PM

I hope the POS that did this is the dead one in the parking lot. R I P Officer. You will never be forgotten. Again, now we'll hear the gun debate on campuses. I don't believe that a student legally armed would have made a difference in this situation. But hopefully there will never be such on any other school campus. I believe that legally armed individuals should be allowed carry on the school grounds. But they should also be made to qualify these weapons at least anually and be made to attend a class like we are. Be safe out there my brothers and sisters.

Youare @ 12/8/2011 4:37 PM

How terrible for this officer and for VT after what happened only 4 years ago. I hope this community can heal once again and that this incident does not tarnish VT permanently as an "unsafe" school. RIP brother.

wb107pd @ 12/8/2011 6:17 PM


scpdblue @ 12/9/2011 2:57 PM

Rest in peace brother, we will handle your calls from here.

Commander Griffin / MPS D @ 12/10/2011 1:30 PM

Our entire staff sends our prayers and thoughts to the family of our Brother Officer and to the VTPD. This tragedy affects all of us in LE. May we join together in honoring our Brother. RIP

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