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Veteran trooper shot, killed in Dinwiddie; suspect in custody

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    This view of Interstate 85 south looks north toward exit 48 from an overpass about a half mile south. Traffic was re-routed from I-85 onto exit 48 and to Route 1 because of the shooting death of a Virginia State Trooper just a few miles south on I-85.

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:45 pm | Updated: 6:04 am, Fri Mar 8, 2013.

A Virginia State Police trooper was fatally shot this afternoon during an incident in which a gunman fired into the trooper’s car along southbound Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County, state police said.

The trooper, identified as Junius A. Walker, 60, of Dewitt, a 40-year veteran, died at the scene. He was flown by Medflight helicopter to VCU Medical Center. He leaves behind a wife and two grown daughters.

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