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Trooper slain by man in Richmond Greyhound station

A Virginia State Police trooper who resided in Gloucester died as a result of his injuries after being shot last Thursday afternoon at the Greyhound bus station on North Boulevard in Richmond.

According to the Virginia State Police, trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, approached a man just inside the front doors of the bus station at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday. During the course of talking with the man, the man pulled out a handgun and shot the trooper multiple times.

As the suspect, identified by VSP Friday as James Brown III, 34, of Aurora, Illinois, continued firing his weapon, two state troopers nearby returned fire. Brown then moved into the terminal’s restaurant where he continued to be combative as police took him into custody. Brown was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died later that afternoon.

During the course of the gunfire, VSP said two adult females inside the bus terminal were also shot. Both were transported to VCU medical center where they were treated for no...

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