Police ID suspect killed after fatal shooting of Virginia trooper

Virginia Trooper Killed After Questioning Man at Bus Station
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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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.