RICHMOND, Va. – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police special agent (all times are local):
A Virginia State Police agent who was fatally shot in Richmond public housing complex is being remembered as someone who always saw the good in people.
The police said Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, early Saturday died after being shot Friday night by Travis Ball in a ward in Virginia, the capital, which was ravaged by armed violence.
Walter was a father of three, an ex-Marine and an 18-year veteran of the Virginia State Police.
He also founded a youth wrestling club coach Steven Stone says the agent was a father figure for the children.
Stone says Walter is “irreplaceable” and his death has hit the community hard.
A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three children and ex-Marine who founded youth wrestling club and coached disadvantaged children, authorities said.
Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, early Saturday died after being shot Friday night by Travis Ball in a ward in Virginia, the capital, which was ravaged by gun violence, according to police.
Walter, who was white, was an 18-year veteran of the Virginia State Police who has been employed with the marine Corps, State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty said.
The Philadelphia native was promoted to special agent in 2010 and was working in drug enforcement in the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Richmond field office.