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.