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Video: Virginia Trooper Wounded in Bus Station Shooting Has Died

April 01, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Virginia Trooper Wounded in Bus Station Shooting Has Died

Virginia State Police have released the name of the trooper who was killed after he was shot at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond Thursday afternoon.

Virginia State Police Superintendent Colonel W. Steven Flaherty said Trooper Chad P. Dermyer died from the injuries he sustained in the shooting, reports WTVR.

Flaherty said the 37-year-old Dermyer was taking part in a training exercise at the bus station when he was approached by the suspect at 2:40 p.m. just inside the front doors of the bus station.

"During the course of talking with the male subject, the male pulled out a handgun and shot the trooper multiple times," officials said in a news release. "As the male subject continued firing his weapon, two state troopers, who were nearby, returned fire."

Dermyer, who was not wearing a vest, was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died.

Two women were also wounded during the shooting. They were transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

State police said they have identified the suspect, who also died at VCU Medical Center. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

Dermyer also served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Comments (3)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 2:36 PM

I'm praying for the Troopers family. They're traumatized right now. I can understand a little of what they feel because my grandfather was hit by a car and killed a few years ago. But to have your husband or father murderously shot down by a retarded dirtbag would be much worse. I'm just glad the other Troopers killed that dirtbag. Better than making him stand trial and probably only get 30-40 years. That would not be Justice. Justice is what that dirtbag got.

kevCopAz @ 4/3/2016 7:36 AM

I wonder if the investigation will ever reveal why this took place. Seems the bad gut was just a nut, of course, but wonder if it was a "hate cop" thing. Sad for whatever reason.

RG @ 4/4/2016 6:03 AM

So sad. A Trooper just doing what we have been asked by the public to do more of, train. My condolences to the family and troopers who worked with this man. Trooper Dermyer, go get your wings sir.

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