James Brown III, 34

Richmond, Virginia
March 31, 2016

Agencies: Virginia State Police

Cause of death: Shooting

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Brown shot and killed trooper Chad Dermyer when Dermyer approached Brown during a training exercise at a Greyhound bus station, police said. Other troopers shot back and killed Brown. Authorities said two more people were injured during the exchange of gunfire.

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On April 30, 2016, Richmond's top prosecutor cleared the Virginia State Police of any wrongdoing in the shooting.