Shortly after noon today, a Virginia Tech police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall
During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.
Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased.
Several law enforcement agencies have responded to assist. Virginia State Police has been requested to take lead in the investigation
The status of the shooter is unknown. The campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus.
Our thoughts are with the Virginia Tech campus.
kohenari asks: Does it qualify as “Breaking News” when someone confirms that a person who hasn’t been a suspect for thirty years still isn’t a suspect?
» SFB says: Considering they’re re-opening the case all of a sudden based on the words of a guy who says Robert Wagner should be a suspect, I can see why AP put it out as breaking. By opening up the investigation, it made it seem like they were suddenly making him a suspect; this officially clears things up. — Ernie @ SFB