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Report: Va. state trooper killed during traffic stop

Posted March 7, 2013 5:41 p.m. EST
Updated March 7, 2013 8:05 p.m. EST

— 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.