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Man accused of killing State Police Trooper ruled incompetent for trial

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Russell E. Brown III  (Courtesy: Meherrin River Regional Jail) Russell E. Brown III (Courtesy: Meherrin River Regional Jail)
Trooper J.A. Walker (Source: Virginia State Police) Trooper J.A. Walker (Source: Virginia State Police)
DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) -

The man accused of murdering a Virginia State Police trooper last year has been ruled incompetent for trial.

A judge ordered Russell E. Brown III to Central State Hospital during Friday's court hearing following his mental evaluation, according to the Dinwiddie Commonwealth's Attorney. Brown is due back in court on June 17.

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According to the documents, Brown opened fire at Master Trooper Junius A. Walker while Walker was sitting is his patrol car on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie on March 7 last year. A civilian called 911 and reported the shots fired. When a responding trooper arrived he said Brown was standing outside Walker's car was still firing into it. The responding trooper shot at Brown, who then ran into the woods, taking off his clothes and dropping his firearm and magazine along the way.

The documents state that Dinwiddie Sheriff's deputies found Brown 38 minutes later, naked in the back of a light green Toyota Camry at Bishop's Towing in McKenney and arrested him.

According to the documents, when Brown was taken to the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office for questioning, he waived his rights and spoke to Virginia State Police agents. The documents state Brown said, "...he knew this was going to happen because God told him to do it. Russell Brown stated that the Virginia State Police Special Agent that was interviewing him was next (as in killing him)." The documents also reveal that Brown told the agent he'd smoked marijuana on the morning of the shooting.

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