Virginia trooper killed at bus station was from Michigan; Gunman identified

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VSP Trooper Dermyer (right) receiving graduation diploma. Courtesy VSP.

VSP Trooper Dermyer (right) receiving graduation diploma. Courtesy VSP.

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia State Police say a trooper has died after a shooting at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond. During a press conference, VSP said that Chad Dermyer was originally from Jackson, Michigan.

VSP Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty says Trooper Dermyer died Thursday after being shot multiple times.

Authorities have identified the gunman as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Ill.

Police say Brown shot Dermyer several times at the Greyhound bus station Thursday before Brown was killed by two other troopers.    Dermyer approached Brown at the bus station when he pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the trooper.

Police have not said what motivated the shooting.

Authorities say two women were also injured in the shooting but are expected to recover.

One of them is a member of the Bingham University track team who was heading to a meet at William & Mary.

The Greyhound station is west of the city’s downtown area, across from Richmond’s minor league baseball stadium and within a former industrial area. It is on a main thoroughfare connecting a residential district to the stadium and nearby restaurants.

City Councilwoman Rita Trammell was at the scene of the shooting and says it was a “senseless act.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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    If there is no description you can bet it was a a BLM member.
    Did you know the House democrats voted “Yes” on a resolution supporting the BLM ( anti-cop anti-white) organisation.
    The criminals have the advantage of the law, the victims do not.

    • Puke

      Also both Bernie and Hillary when asked ” Do all lives matter or Black lives matter and they both answered only black lives matter.. I almost puked and kicked my TV .. Sucking up the 13% of population has got to be a turn off to the rest. I can’t stand what the Dem/Lib party has become

  • Connie Munson

    This is about the state trooper that was shot and killed. I am so sick and I can do is cry about it every time I hear about another man or woman that will put their life on the line and that is killed by a worthless no good ANIMAL!!! I am so glad they caught up with him and killed him. Now they need to put him in the garbage can where all trash belongs!!

    • Yep

      Right and we should be also talking about the type of people that are killing them. If you were a cop and pulled over a black driver and a white driver, which driver are you going to be more on edge with ?? If you answer anything other then the black driver you are lying through your teeth. Blacks are 13% of population yet commiting 60% of all violent crime. What is going on, we have to ask ourselves, we have our own Isis issue right here in the US.