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Officer is shot, killed on Va. Tech campus

Alleged gunman is found dead in nearby parking lot

Two Virginia Tech campus police officers walked toward the scene where a fellow police officer was killed during a traffic stop on the campus in Blacksburg, Va. Police wouldn’t talk about a possible motive. Two Virginia Tech campus police officers walked toward the scene where a fellow police officer was killed during a traffic stop on the campus in Blacksburg, Va. Police wouldn’t talk about a possible motive. (Don Petersen/Associated Press)
By Eric Tucker and Zinie Chen Sampson
Associated Press / December 9, 2011
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A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot yesterday and was found dead nearby in a baffling attack that sent shudders through the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history. The shooting took place on the same day Virginia Tech officials were in Washington, fighting a government fine over their alleged mishandling of the 2007 bloodbath.

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