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Virginia trooper killed in I-85 shooting

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Master Trooper Junius A. Walker (Virginia State Police) Master Trooper Junius A. Walker (Virginia State Police)
(Virginia State Police) (Virginia State Police)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says a state trooper involved in a shooting along Interstate 85 in southeastern Virginia has died.

McDonnell says Master Trooper Junius Walker was shot while on duty on Thursday.

State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the 63-year-old Walker was struck multiple times around 1:30 p.m. He called for backup, and a trooper who arrived within two minutes saw a male suspect shooting into Walker's car. The second trooper fired at the suspect, who fled into the woods on foot.

The suspect was arrested before 2 p.m. Charges are pending.

Geller says authorities are working to determine if another person was involved in the shooting, in Dinwiddie County.

A portion of I-85 remains closed while police investigate. Walker, who was married and had two grown children, was a 35-year veteran of the department.

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