College student heading to William and Mary among those shot at Richmond bus station

A New York student traveling to a track meet in Williamsburg was injured during a shooting at a Richmond Greyhound bus station on Thursday.

The student, who is a member of the Binghamton University track team, was traveling to William and Mary to compete in the 51st Annual Colonial Relays this weekend, according to a university news release.

The student suffered injuries that were not life threatening, the release says.

The student was one of three people shot during the incident, including Chad P. Dermyer, a 37-year-old Virginia State Police trooper who was shot multiple times and killed, said Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty.

The assailant, James Brown III, 34, of Aurora, Ill., was shot dead by two other troopers, police said.

Dermyer was a former Newport News police officer and lived in Gloucester, according to the state police.

Investigators aren’t sure what sparked the shooting. Dermyer was participating in a training exercise at the bus station with about a dozen other troopers when a brief encounter with the gunman turned violent quickly, Flaherty said.

The third victim, a female, suffered from non-life threatening injuries, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

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