RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a state trooper and gunman at a busy Virginia bus station (all times local):
The Virginia State Police trooper who was fatally shot at a Richmond bus station is being remembered by a family whose dog the trooper recently saved.
Virginia State Police say 37-year-old Trooper Chad P. Dermyer died Thursday after being shot multiple times.
Earlier this year, Dermyer and another trooper became a mini-viral sensation after they rescued a miniature schnauzer named Pinta that was dodging cars on I-644 and I-64 in Hampton. The rescue was highlighted on Hampton’s WVEC TV station and received attention on social media.
Jeffrey Corbin, Pinta’s owner, said he briefly met Dermyer when he returned the dog. Corbin said he previously perceived state troopers as having little personality and being “all business” but said Dermyer had a “warm persona about him.”
A Binghamton University official says one of two women injured in a shooting at a busy bus terminal in Virginia is a member of the school’s track team.
Ryan Yarosh, a spokesman for the school in New York, said Friday that the team was on its way to a meet at the College of William & Mary when the shooting occurred at the Greyhound station Thursday. He says the woman’s injuries are non-life threatening.
Yarosh says school officials have been in touch with the woman’s parents and have arranged for counselors to be available for students.
Yarosh said he couldn’t disclose her name.
State Trooper Chad Dermyer was fatally shot at the bus station while conducting a training exercise. Authorities have said another civilian woman also was injured and is expected to recover.
A Virginia state trooper who was fatally shot at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond is being mourned in Michigan, where he grew up and formerly served as a police officer.
Virginia State Police say 37-year-old Trooper Chad P. Dermyer died Thursday after being shot multiple times. Police say Dermyer, the father of two children, was a native of Jackson, Michigan, and a former Marine who had served on the force in Jackson and Newport News, Virginia.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports (http://bit.ly/1q97IK0) that Dermyer kept in touch with friends in Michigan and visited last summer. Matt Miller, who lives in Jackson, played soccer with and against Dermyer since they were children. He described Dermyer as a good guy and a strong athlete.
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’s 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.”