BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Authorities are still sorting out why a Virginia Tech police officer was killed in a campus parking lot by a gunman who then apparently shot himself to death.
The university on Thursday identified the officer as Deriek W. Crouse, a 39-year-old Army veteran and married father of five who joined the campus police force about six months after the 2007
shooting rampage that left 33 people dead.
Crouse was killed after pulling a driver over in a traffic stop.
The gunman, who wasn't involved in the traffic stop, walked into the parking lot and ambushed the officer.