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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:05 PM

Trooper, drug investigation subject killed in shootout

Source: Associated Press

Trooper, drug investigation subject killed in shootout

February 5, 2019

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) ó Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a man who was the subject of a drug investigation were killed in a shootout as police served a search warrant.

Virginia State Police said in a statement Tuesday that as a tactical team entered a Farmville home Monday night, a resident began shooting at them and two team members returned fire, killing him.

Police say Trooper Lucas Dowell, a tactical team member, was fatally shot. Police identified the resident killed as 44-year-old Corey Johnson. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the warrant listed Johnsonís name and home.

Police say no other troopers were injured and the two who fired are on administrative leave.

Geller says troopers werenít wearing body cameras. She says the troopers who fired are white and Johnson was black.


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