At some point during the encounter, a subject exited the vehicle and opened fire on Trooper Walker as he sat in his patrol car. He was able to return fire and call for assistance. Another trooper responded within two minutes of the radio call and observed the subject shooting into Trooper Walker’s patrol car.
The responding trooper exchanged shots with the subject, who fled into the adjacent woods. The man was apprehended a short time later and subsequently charged with capital murder of a police officer, attempted capital murder of a police officer, and several weapons charges.
Trooper Walker succumbed to his wounds at the scene.
Trooper Walker had served with the Virginia State Police for 40 years, and had been assigned to Dinwiddie County for 27 years. He was scheduled to retire one month after his murder. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.
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