Man charged in Virginia officer’s death denied bond

RICHMOND, Va. – A man accused of the fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police special agent has been denied bond.

Media report that the 27-year-old Travis Ball appeared via video conference call for his arrest Tuesday. Ball faces malicious wounding and firearm charges in connection with the recording of the Special Agent Michael Walter, who died Saturday.

The ball was appointed a public defender, who can request a bond hearing at a later date.

A wake for the 45-year-old Walter was held on Monday evening in the public housing complex in Virginia, the capital, where the officer was fatally shot Friday.

Patricia Williford, chairman of the tenants of the council, called Walter the killing “senseless,” saying it hurts to know that he was killed during an attempt to help the community.

Walter’s funeral will be held at Powhatan High School on Saturday.

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