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Motive still unknown in Va. Tech officer shooting

Published 12/09/2011, The Dickinson Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Tech police officer who was shot dead at his parked cruiser was a trained firearms and defense instructor with a specialty in crisis intervention. His death leaves investigators puzzling over how and why a gunman walked up to the patrol car during a traffic stop, killed the officer and wound up dead himself in a nearby parking lot.

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