A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police officer has been indicted on a capital murder charge, reports the Associated Press.

Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring said a grand jury brought the indictment against Travis Ball on Wednesday.

Ball is accused of shooting 45-year-old Special Agent Michael Walter while the officer was patrolling in a Richmond public housing complex. Ball fled the scene and was arrested after an overnight manhunt.

If Ball is convicted of capital murder, he could face the death penalty.

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