May 27, 2017

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Authorities say a suspect is in custody following a manhunt in the fatal shooting of a Virginia state police special agent.

State Police officials say the trooper was shot shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday while approaching a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street. Officials tell The Richmond Times-Dispatch that the shooting happened after a state trooper special agent and Richmond police officer approached the car within a public housing development.

Police say a passenger in the vehicle fired a shot and ran. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was detained.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says officers “were just having a conversation with the individuals when the state police special agent was shot.”

 

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