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Virginia manhunt ends with arrest of suspect in officer’s fatal shooting

A suspect was taken into custody Saturday following a massive overnight search in the fatal shooting of a Virginia state trooper.

Virginia State Police said Travis Ball, 27, was arrested in a house in Northumberland County just after dawn.

The ball wanted in the shooting death of Special Agent Michael T. Walter, Richmond. The officer died early Saturday.

Gov and loss account on the expiry of the Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter: pic.twitter.com/KYxqga0SkO

— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) May 27, 2017

Ball faces 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 Friday eveneing while on patrol with a City of Richmond police officer.

She said Walter and the officer approached a vehicle on a public housing construction which was parked on the wrong side of the street. They said a passenger, later identified as a Bullet, fired from a gun and then fled on foot.

The driver of the car remained at the scene. He was held.

The Richmond officer was not injured, according to authorities. A gun was recovered at the scene near the car, a 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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