Virginia manhunt ends after cop killer found

A manhunt for suspect who fatally shot a police officer ended Saturday morning after an extensive overnight search in the near of Richmond.

Virginia State Police said Travis A. Ball, 27, of Richmond, was taken into custody at his home just after 6 pm on Saturday.

Ball is charged in the shooting death of Special Agent Michael T. Walter, who died early Saturday.

He is facing multiple charges, including malicious wounding, use of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond.

The police said Walter was shot shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday, while on patrol with a City of Richmond police officer.

The officers had approached a parked car on the wrong side of the street in a public housing development. The police said a passenger, later identified as a Bullet, fired from a cannon and ran.

The driver of the car remained at the scene was detained.

The Richmond officer was not injured. A gun was recovered at the scene in the vicinity of the Chevrolet Cobalt.

Walter was assigned to the Virginia State Police BCI Richmond Field Office, the Drug Enforcement Section and routinely together with the Richmond Police Department on research and patrol agents, ” the statement said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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