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Virginia Tech. Shooter Not a College Student

"VT" logo for Virginia TechPolice have yet to find what drove one man to shoot and kill a Virginia Tech. police officer on Thursday and then turn the gun on himself.

Police said they found the suspected gunman dead in a nearby parking lot. “We found him laying on the ground and he had suffered what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the handgun was found nearby,” said Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.

They will not release the identity of the shooter until family members have been notified of his death. However, they did say that he is not a student at Virginia Tech. “At this point, we haven’t been able to establish any kind of immediate connection between the officer and the shooter,” said Geller. “That’s obviously something that’s being looked into.”

Officer Deriek W. Crouse was shot after pulling over a driver in a routine traffic stop. The gunman, who was not involved in the traffic stop, walked up and shot Crouse. He then fled the scene on foot and shot himself.

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