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Army Sergeant Reportedly Admitted Shooting Virginia Officers

February 29, 2016  | 

Ronald Williams Hamilton has been charged with murdering Officer Ashley Guindon and shooting two other officers. He is being held without bond. (Photo: Prince William County PD)
Ronald Williams Hamilton has been charged with murdering Officer Ashley Guindon and shooting two other officers. He is being held without bond. (Photo: Prince William County PD)

The Army staff sergeant accused of killing his wife and a Prince William County, VA, police officer on her first day on the job was held without bond Monday after being arraigned.

Ronald Williams Hamilton, 32, who is also accused of wounding two other officers, appeared at two brief arraignment hearings in Prince William County via a video feed from the local jail. One was for his wife’s death, the other for the attack on the officers, the Washington Post reports.

According to charging documents, three Prince William County police officers who were responding on Saturday to a call for a domestic dispute went to Hamilton’s front door, where they were met by him.

Hamilton then opened fire from “the area of the front door” striking all three officers, the documents say.

Officer Ashley Guindon died a short time later from her wounds. Two other officers remain hospitalized but are expected to recover.

Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed on her first day on the job. The Marine veteran was assisting other officers on a domestic violence call when they were ambushed. (Photo: Prince William County PD)
Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed on her first day on the job. The Marine veteran was assisting other officers on a domestic violence call when they were ambushed. (Photo: Prince William County PD)

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Guindon at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge.

Charging documents said Hamilton admitted to police after he was taken into custody that he shot the officers and his wife, Crystal Hamilton. Her body was found in a bedroom in the Hamiltons’ house, according to charging documents.

 


Comments (4)

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Leonard @ 2/29/2016 6:04 PM

As former Army, I'm saddened whenever I see incidents like this. There hasn't been too much reporting about why this soldier committed these crimes. Too many lives lost, a wife and a promising young officer.

Mybloodrunsblue @ 3/1/2016 6:44 AM

Where's the outrage when a black thug shoots and kills a white female police officer?? If it were the other way around, there would already be protest and unrest in the streets.

Lt Roy Smith LASD @ 3/3/2016 5:43 PM

If it was the other way around the city would have paid $10 million to the family. Are they paying anything for the officer's death??

Leonard Mather @ 3/5/2016 6:12 PM

This one makes me curious as to the absence of return fire by two of the other officers present. If the Perp managed to get off enough rounds to kill one officer and wold the other two, one would expect that sufficient time elapsed to allow for return fire--unless the Perp was obscured or perhaps having some type of cover at the entrance to the house. I am looking for more information on this one. Thus far, it looks like the Perp was ready, waiting and quite prepared.

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