The Latest: Virginia trooper shot at bus station dies


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a bus station in Richmond, Virginia (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Virginia State Police say a trooper has died after a shooting at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond.

Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty says the trooper, Chad Dermyer, died Thursday after being shot multiple times.

State Police have said two civilians were also shot at the terminal. The gunman was shot dead by two other troopers.

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.”

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5 p.m.

Police say the suspect in a shooting at the Richmond, Virginia, bus station has died.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told a news conference Thursday that the suspect died after he shot a trooper and two other troopers returned fire. She said the trooper was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Geller said two civilians were also injured, but had non-life-threatening injuries. It was not clear if they had been shot.

Police had cleared the station by Thursday afternoon and arrangements were being made to get passengers to their destinations.

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3:30 p.m.

Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the shooting suspect was in custody Thursday afternoon. She had no details on the condition of the troopers or the civilian.