VA State Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37
James Brown III, 34, of Aurora, Ill., killed Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, Thursday afternoon after the officer approached him during a training exercise, authorities said. Other troopers returned fire, killing him.
Two women suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shootout.
Their names haven’t been released, but a spokesman with SUNY Binghamton said Friday that one of the women was a member of the school’s track team.
The team was headed Thursday to a meet at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, about 50 miles from Richmond.
Suspect career criminal James Brown III, from Chicago
Brown’s aunt, Edith Brown, told WTVR that he “always liked the criminal side.”
“He had a lot of anger about the police in the past,” said Brown, who had helped raise James but told him to leave her Aurora home in December. “He pretty much thought he wanted to be infamous … in terms of having a showdown. He always praised those people who got into shootouts with police.”
James had been charged with murder, intent to kill, aggravated battery with a firearm, failure to obey police, resisting a corrections officer, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, aggravated battery of an unborn child, numerous drug charges, intimidation, domestic battery, felony possession of a weapon, among many driving charges, WTVR reported.
It was not immediately clear what charges he was eventually convicted of and imprisoned for over the years.
“He said he would never go back to prison again,” his aunt said. “He would fight it out with them.”
James was declared dead soon after arriving at VCU Medical Center.
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By Yaron Steinbuch
New York Post
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