Report: Va. state trooper killed during traffic stop
Posted March 7, 2013
Dinwiddie County, Va. — Richmond television station WTVR reported Thursday that a Virginia state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Interstate 85.
Master Trooper Junius Walker, 60, died at the scene.
Corrine Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police, said shots were reported just before 1:30 p.m., and that police responding to the call saw a man firing into Walker's car. The man exchanged gunfire with responding officers and then fled on foot.
He was caught a short time later, but his name and charges have not been released.
The incident resulted in lane closures and traffic delays along I-85.