Police ID suspect killed after fatal shooting of Virginia trooper

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Virginia Trooper Killed After Questioning Man at Bus Station

The dead suspect in Thursday's fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police officer during a bus station training exercise was identified on Friday as an Illinois man, authorities said.

James Brown III, 34, of Aurora, Illinois, is suspected of shooting Trooper Chad Dermyer on Thursday at Richmond's Greyhound bus station, a police statement said.

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Colonel W. Steven Flaherty talks to the media outside a Greyhound bus terminal Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Flaherty announced that the trooper shot in the incident had died. The trooper was participating in a training exercise when shot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Colonel W. Steven Flaherty gestures as he talks to the media outside a Greyhound bus terminal Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Flaherty announced that the trooper shot in the incident had died. The trooper was participating in a training exercise when shot. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Police spokesperson Corrine Geller speaks during a news conference outside a Greyhound bus station Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Police say the suspect in a shooting at the bus station has died. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A stranded bus passenger eats crackers as she waits to board a buss at a bus maintenance facility near the main bus station where a shooting took place Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said several have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman said the shooting suspect is dead. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Stranded bus passengers retrieve luggage from a bus at a bus maintenance facility near the main bus station where a shooting took place Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said several have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman said the shooting suspect is dead. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Stranded passengers wait to board buses at a bus maintenance facility near the main bus station where a shooting took place Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say one trooper responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and two civilians have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect is dead. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia State Police spokesperson Corrine Geller speaks during a news conference outside a Greyhound bus station Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Va. Police say the suspect in a shooting at the bus station has died. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Richmond SWAT team members leave a Greyhound bus station Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say one trooper responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and two civilians have been taken to a hospital. Police say the suspect in a shooting at the bus station has died. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Richmond SWAT team members prepare to leave a Greyhound bus station Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Va. Police say the suspect in a shooting at the bus station has died. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A Greyhound bus passes a police cruiser as it heads to the terminal Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A group of bus patrons are escorted by a police officer outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Police and rescue officials mingle with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A Greyhound bus passes a police cruiser as it heads to the terminal on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Police and rescue officials gather outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - MARCH 31: Police secure the scene of a shooting at a Greyhound bus station March 31, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. A gunman was killed and a Virginia state trooper later died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the shootout, according to published reports. Two civilians were transported to VCU Medical Center with injuries described as non-life-threatening, according to the reports. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
Police and rescue officials gather outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Police and rescue officials mingle with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A law enforcement official stows his weapon after responding outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016 Richmond, VA. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A Greyhound bus passes a police cruiser as it heads to the terminal Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Police and rescue officials mingle with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A group of bus patrons are escorted by a police officer outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A police officer talks with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A Greyhound bus passes a police cruiser as it heads to the terminal on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Other officers shot Brown. Both he and Dermyer, 37, died after being taken to hospital.

The police statement gave no further details about Brown. Two women inside the bus station were also shot, but their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Dermyer had been transferred to an anti-terrorism unit and was among roughly a dozen troopers participating in a training session.

Police said on Thursday that Brown was "combative" as officers took him into custody.

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