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Same Gun Killed Cop, Man at Virginia Tech

December 09, 2011  | 

Ballistics tests show the same gun was used to fatally shoot a police officer and one other person Thursday on the Virginia Tech campus, police say.

Virginia Tech Police officer Deriek Crouse, 39, of Christiansburg, was killed during a daytime traffic stop, officials said. Crouse was making what should have been a routine traffic stop around 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a gunman, seemingly out of the blue, took his life.

Police stopped just short of identifying a man found dead 30 minutes later in a parking lot a quarter of a mile away as the shooter.

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