UPDATE: Richmond shooting: 3 injured, suspect dead
Dana Ford, CNN
(CNN) — The man who authorities say opened fire on a Virginia State Police trooper Thursday at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Virginia, has died, said Corinne Geller with the Virginia State Police.
The trooper he shot was transported to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, she told reporters. Two civilians were also transported for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
“I had my hand on the door handle when I heard two gunshots go off. I didn’t think they were gunshots, but then there were like five, maybe 10 more after that,” Brendan Hamilton told CNN affiliate WWBT.
“I ran out of there,” he said. “I saw people coming out the front door, the side door, the door to the restaurant, and so I just bailed as fast as I could.”
Geller said police were alerted to shots fired shortly before 3 p.m. Around that time, a trooper encountered a male subject just inside the station. While the two were talking, the man pulled a gun and shot the trooper, Geller said. Two troopers standing nearby returned fire.
Previously, a Richmond City councilwoman had told CNN a trooper was killed.
“We’re not going to get into any details at this point. As you can imagine, this still is in the early stages of the investigation,” Geller said.
The suspect was not identified, nor were the three victims.
Images showed law enforcement on the scene. Police cars blocked streets and yellow tape cordoned off the area.
The Greyhound station was closed as it remained an active crime scene.
Greyhound said it was re-routing inbound schedules to its Richmond garage until further notice.
“Our station has been evacuated and we are offering counselors to not only assist our employees, but customers that were at the station as well,” the company said.
CNN’s Joe Sutton, John Newsome and Catherine E. Shoichet contributed to this report.